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Though the development of a COVID-19 vaccine has followed an accelerated timeline, safety has been the top priority.

Who is eligible to get the vaccine in Arkansas?

All Arkansans age 5 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

How can I get the vaccine?

Eligible Arkansans can make an appointment at a community pharmacy. Vaccine clinics and events may also be available in your area through hospitals, health care providers, or your worksite. Click here for a list of clinics. For those who work in education, the district, facility, or college/university should determine how many doses are needed, and then reach out to an ADH Local Health Unit or a community pharmacy to schedule a vaccination clinic. Call 1-800-803-7847 for assistance finding a vaccine in your area or to sign up for an ADH clinic.

Arkansans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine following the effective date of May 26, 2021, are eligible to receive an incentive for getting vaccinated. To learn more about the incentives, click here.

When can I get a booster shot?

 

 

Q: Who is eligible to get a booster?
A: 
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, boosters are recommended for those who are 18 and older at least six months after receiving their primary series. For those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and received a Pfizer or Moderna primary series, an additional dose is recommended 28 days after their second dose. The booster dose should then be given six months after their additional (third) dose.

For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and were vaccinated at least two months ago.

Q: Will booster shots be the same formulation as existing vaccines?

A: Yes, COVID-19 booster shots are the same formulation as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, it is half the dose of the vaccine people get for their initial series.

Q: Can people mix and match vaccine brands for their booster shot?
A: 
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. If you have lost your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. Additional information about your COVID-19 vaccine record can be found here.

 

Resources for Public

Resources for Health Care Workers
Pharmacies providing vaccine to health care workers in phase 1A

Resources for Providers

 

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