Washington Regional announced Monday that all Washington Regional Urgent Care centers will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people 18 years of age or older, free of charge.
The Moderna vaccine is offered every Wednesday at the Bentonville, Harrison, Rogers and Springdale urgent care locations. The Fayetteville urgent care location on Appleby Road continues to offer the Pfizer vaccine seven days a week.
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Arkansas, local hospitals and clinics are working to make the vaccine more obtainable.
Vaccinations at Washington Regional Urgent Care locations are free of charge, but if a patient has insurance, the center will file his or her insurance company; however, there will not be a charge to the patient.
Both the Moderna and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines require two doses to achieve maximum effectiveness. At the time of the first dose, Washington Regional Urgent Care patients will receive a card with their vaccine information on it, as well as a date and time to return for their second dose. After each dose, patients will be monitored for at least 15 minutes to watch for any adverse reactions. It takes approximately two weeks after the second vaccine dose for the body to build full protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.