300 University of Arkansas employees sign up for the J&J COVID-19 vaccine

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The University of Arkansas (UARK) received about 2,500 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Currently, about 300 UARK employees have signed up with the Pat Walker Health Center to get vaccinated.

There was a two-hour trial period Monday, March 8, to test the health center’s process.

About 60 people were able to receive their shots during that trial.

UARK employees can still reach out to the Pat Walker Health Center to set an appointment.

UARK had partnered with area pharmacies to get teachers and faculty vaccinated before the J&J approval, but now the university is able to open it up for the entire staff.

“These [vaccines] are for anyone who hasn’t had a dose yet. We’ve hit that point now in our list of employees where we’ve hit the younger age group now in our list of employees who still need to be vaccinated,” said University Communications Manager John Thomas.

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