Multiple local government agencies and health care organizations, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in March.
The free clinic will be held at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro on Saturday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City of Jonesboro, the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas State University, NEA Baptist Health System, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State, St. Bernards Healthcareare the local sponsors.
“Vaccination is vital to our ability to end this pandemic and get back to our normal routines, and we are very proud of the leaders in our community who have stepped up to make this event happen,” Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver and Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said in a joint statement. “This is a collaborative effort to serve the entire region of Northeast Arkansas, and we’re grateful for the efforts of so many who are volunteering to provide this service to our community.”
Currently, the State of Arkansas is in Phase 1B. Under this phase, individuals age 65 and older, along with health care workers, first responders and educators, can receive vaccinations.
Vaccines will be administered at no charge by NEA Baptist, St. Bernards and UAMS staff members, as well as NYITCOM medical students and A-State nursing and health professions students.