FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Mercy Fort Smith announced plans Tuesday to begin vaccinating eligible area residents for the COVID-19 virus on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Mercy will host a vaccination clinic beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday for individuals who are included in Phase 1-B of the Arkansas Health Department’s schedule. Eligible residents who are included in Phase 1-A, which began in December, also can receive the vaccination.
The healthcare provider will continue to schedule vaccines as supplies are made available.
In a statement released by Mercy, officials said vaccinating all those who are eligible will take several months and many people may wait a month or more for their vaccine.
Those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and wish to do so can fill out Mercy’s Fort Smith vaccination form to contacted to schedule and appointment based on availability.