Governor Hutchinson announced on March 16th that vaccinations are now available for Arkansans in Phase 1C. This includes more essential workers along with higher risk Arkansans between the ages of 16 and 64.
Who’s getting the vaccine now?
Phase 1-C has started, which means vaccinations are happening now for:
- Arkansans aged 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19.
- Essential workers in:
- People residing in high-risk settings
- Includes those who are incarcerated or detained; those living in group homes, congregate settings, or crowded housing; and student housing such as dorms and Greek housing.
Arkansans in Phase 1-B also remain eligible, which means vaccinations can happen now for:
- 65 years and older
- Police, fire, other first responders
- Food and Agriculture
- People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
- Essential Government
- Grocery Store/Meal Delivery
- Postal/Package Delivery Service
- Public Transit
- Houses of Worship Clergy/Faith Leaders
Click here for more information about these groups.
How can I get the vaccine?
If you are a long-term care resident or staff member, you will likely receive the vaccine through a clinic at the facility. If you work in a hospital, you will likely receive the vaccine through a clinic at your worksite. Others who are in 1-A can receive the vaccine through a community-based pharmacy. Click here for a map and a full list of those pharmacies around the state.
To schedule at Walmart, you can click here tolog on toWalmart's vaccine site. You'll need to create an account, and then enter your zip code to see which stores near you are currently offering the vaccine.
To schedule at Walgreens, you can click here to make an appointment for your COVID vaccination. (You will set up an online account and complete a short screening before being approved and given a time/day/location.)