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Local Health Units Statewide to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted: 05/04/21

Little Rock, Ark.— The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is offering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Local Health Units across the state.

The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is given in one dose and only requires one visit. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is also Read More

Local Health Units Statewide to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted: 04/23/21

Little Rock, Ark.— Beginning next week, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will begin offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Local Health Units across the state.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone age 18 or older. The vaccine is given in two doses, one month Read More

ADH Celebrates Public Health Week April 5-11

Posted: 04/05/21

Little Rock, Ark.--The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 5-11.

NPHW is observed during the first full week of April each year. It is held to show how public health helps Arkansans improve their own health, protects them from Read More

World TB Day

Posted: 03/24/21

Little Rock, Ark. – World TB Day is recognized each year on March 24 – the date in 1882 that Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the germ that causes tuberculosis (TB). The annual event raises awareness of TB, how it can be prevented and what is needed Read More

Rock Region METRO Offering Free Transit Rides to Scheduled COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted: 03/12/21

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (March 8, 2021) — Rock Region METRO is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, March 8 through May 31, 2021, with a possible program extension later if feasible.

“As more vaccinations become available, it’s critical to have Arkansans who seek a COVID-19 vaccination Read More

ADH To Hold Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics In Each Region

Posted: 03/05/21

Little Rock, Ark. – Beginning next week, mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held weekly at one location in each of the Arkansas Department of Health's five public health regions across the state.

Each week, vaccine clinics will happen in each of the five public health Read More

ADH lifts public health advisory limiting recreational activity on portions of west fork of the Whit

Posted: 01/15/21

Little Rock, Ark. –  The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has lifted an advisory that had limited recreational activity on portions of the west fork of the White River in Washington County since May 2019.

The advisory was associated with discharge coming from the West Fork Read More

STOLEN RADIOACTIVE GAUGE

Posted: 01/12/21

(Little Rock) - The Arkansas Department of Health, Radiation Control Section, Radioactive Materials Program, received notification today that a gauge containing radioactive material has been stolen from a private residential driveway in West Memphis, Arkansas. The gauge contains shielding and is not dangerous if it remains intact. However, the Read More

Updated Water Contact Advisory for Segment of Mississippi River

Posted: 12/28/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has updated a water contact advisory it issued last year for a section of the Mississippi River near Greenville. The advisory includes the section of the river beginning near coordinates N33.354134 W91.129622 and ending at the Mississippi/Arkansas Read More

“Cancel COVID on College Campuses” contest winners announced

Posted: 12/08/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Students from NorthWest Arkansas Community College have won the $5,000 grand prize in the “Cancel COVID on College Campuses” video contest, and submissions by students from several other Arkansas colleges and universities were also honored.

The Arkansas Department of Health through its Read More

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