Vaccinate Region 8: Where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinate Region 8: Where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine
a list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in Region 8: (Source: KEYC)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Here is a list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in Region 8:

Arkansas:

  • The Arkansas Department of Health now offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at local health units across the state. The vaccine is available to anyone age 18 or older and is given in two doses, one month apart. To schedule an appointment, call the statewide vaccine call line at 1-800-985-6030.

Batesville:

  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State) will hold a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, April 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, 1 Pioneer Dr. NYITCOM will administer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Registration is encouraged but not required. Individuals may register by visiting http://bit.ly/batesvillejj or by calling 870-680-8880.

Black River Area Development Corporation:

  • BRAD will offer free transportation to COVID-19 appointments inside the city limits of Corning, Hoxie, Pocahontas, and Walnut Ridge. To schedule a ride, call 870-892-4547 or 888-723-4640. Bus fares will be paid by BRAD CSBG

Blytheville:

  • The UAMS Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 515 E. Sawyer. Pre-registration is required and can be completed by clicking here. UAMS will administer the Pfizer vaccine which is available to all Arkansans 16 and older.
  • Doniphan:
  • The John J. Pershing VA Medical Clinic and the Mark Twain National Forest will host a vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Eleven Point Ranger District Office, 66 Confederate Ridge Rd. in Dnoiphan. The event is open to all veterans, their spouses, and their caregivers. VA patients interested in receiving the vaccine should call 573-686-4151 or 1-888-557-8262 and push “2” to schedule an appointment.

Jonesboro:

  • The Craighead County Health Department will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They’ll be giving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to anyone 18 and older. The clinic is free.
  • Walk-in vaccine clinic at NEA Baptist Main Clinic building, 4802 East Johnson, and at select primary clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For vaccines at the main clinic building, enter the main clinic entrance and ask to be directed to the proper location.
  • St. Bernards Healthcare will accept walk-ins at the St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 E. Washington, on the following dates and times: 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 5; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 14; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 20; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. For more information or to schedule a different time, click here.

Malden:

  • The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will hold a drive-thru vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Malden Municipal Airport. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Pocahontas:

  • Pocahontas Medical Clinic, 2901 Medical Center Drive, has started vaccination clinics beginning March 25 for patients that fall under Phase 1-A, 1-B, or 1-C. Moderna vaccines will be given so patients will need to be prepared for a second dose in 28 days. Due to supply, vaccines are given by appointment only by calling 870-892-4467.

Poplar Bluff:

  • The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will hold a drive-thru vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Elks Lodge in Poplar Bluff. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

As of March 30, Arkansans 16-years-old and older are eligible for the vaccine.

There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine. People should bring their insurance cards to the unit. If they do not have insurance, the vaccine will be available at no charge.

On Thursday, March 11, Walmart announced many of its stores in the area have begun administering the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information and to schedule an appointment, click here.

On Monday, April 12, CVS announced it will begin providing free COVID-19 vaccinations at 16 locations in Arkansas, including Jonesboro and Paragould. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or by calling 800-746-7287.

For a list of pharmacies throughout the state now accepting appointments, visit the Arkansas Department of Health website.

If you have been fully vaccinated – which means two weeks after your second Moderna or Pfizer dose, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine – you can safely gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
If you have been fully vaccinated – which means two weeks after your second Moderna or Pfizer dose, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine – you can safely gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask. (Source: Arkansas Department of Health)

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