Popular barbeque festival to offer free vaccines

Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 8:18 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Visitors to a popular Northeast Arkansas festival will not only enjoy some delicious barbecue, but they can also get a free COVID shot.

The City of Jonesboro announced Tuesday that the Arkansas Department of Health will provide free COVID-19 vaccines at The Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music Festival on Friday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The ADH booth will be located at 407 Union St.

First doses will be available. But those wishing to get a second dose or a booster shot must provide a vaccine card. Parents or guardians must accompany those between the ages of 5 and 17.

You can find more information on the vaccine qualifications here.

The shots will be provided free of charge.

To learn more about the festival, you can visit its Facebook page.