COVID-19 vaccination event planned at J.B. Hunt

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UPDATE: Gov. Hutchinson will be at the mass vaccination event.

The event will start February 26 at 8 a.m. and go until 4 p.m.

You must have an appointment to get the vaccine.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Northwest Arkansas is making plans to hold more mass vaccination events.

The Fayetteville Board of Health said this could help the area secure more COVID-19 vaccines in the future.

The Northwest Arkansas Council is working with the state health department on the best way to hold mass events.

Right now, it has plans to vaccinate 3,000 people during an event in Benton County on Friday.

If that goes well, it could become more common.

“The plan is that we will prove Northwest Arkansas worthy and therefore be able to get more vaccine into our corner of the state,” said Public Health Officer Dr. Marti Sharkey.

The Friday event will be at J.B. Hunt. It is targeting Benton County residents who are 70 or older.

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