UAMS Partners with City of Little Rock To Relocate COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
LITTLE ROCK — In partnership with the City of Little Rock, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is moving its public vaccination clinic to a new location.
Starting Feb. 25, the clinic will be located at the Centre at University Park at 6401 West 12th St., in Little Rock. This larger space is being provided by the City of Little Rock. The one-level building is more accessible for those with mobility issues.
“We are grateful to the City of Little Rock for partnering with us to offer the COVID-19 vaccines to as many Arkansans as possible,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “This new facility will allow us to increase capacity from 300 people a day to as many as 1,000 a day as supplies of the vaccines increase.”
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Little Rock, and more specifically our Office of Emergency Management, has sought ways to be of service to our community and residents,” Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said. “The Centre at University Park is centrally located and accessible to all. We are extremely pleased to mobilize our facilities in this fashion and partner with UAMS to help ensure more of our residents get vaccinated.”
UAMS is currently administering both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines following the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines on who qualifies for vaccination — health care workers, Arkansans aged 65 and older, teachers and other education workers, including K-12, child care and higher education. Appointments are required.
The COVID Vaccine Clinic will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Appointments can be requested by calling (501) 686-8960 or visiting vaccinesignup.uams.edu/. If phone lines are busy, callers will be asked to leave a message. Calls and online requests will be returned in the order in which they are received
Experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19?
Visit one of these locations:
Using CARES Act emergency funds, UAMS’s Psychiatry Research Institute has set up its new program providing telehealth mental health services:https://psychiatry.uams.edu/clinical-care/arconnect/.
If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, call 1-800-743-3616 to speak with an Arkansas Children’s pediatric nurse. Nursing staff will be available for questions and phone screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Click here to make an appointment.
The Arkansas Department of Health and each of Little Rock’s hospitals that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response have activated call centers at each of their facilities. These call centers are designed to answer questions and conduct phone screenings. Click here to see the full list of helpful phone numbers.
Keep Covered & Keep Your Distance Tool Kit
As Arkansans continue to adjust to a new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Little Rock has made available to residents, businesses, churches and other organizations, a tool kit aimed at helping illustrate the importance of social distancing and wearing face coverings. Download the tool kit here.
Everyone is reminded to take the following measures to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of the virus:
- practice good hand washing
- cover coughs and sneezes
- avoid touching your face
- get your annual flu shot
- stay home when you are sick
City of Little Rock COVID-19 Updates and Information
Effective Thursday, May 21, the nighttime curfew, currently in effect from midnight to five o’clock a.m., has been lifted. The youth daytime curfew, in effect during the school year, will end May 27. Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. continues to strongly urge residents to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and to wear a mask if at least six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
State and federal health officials have repeatedly advised that social distancing is an important step to take towards preventing the spread of this highly contagious virus. In an effort to protect public safety, the City of Little Rock has implemented measures aimed at minimizing exposure.
Meals for Students, Residents in Need of Assistance
The COVID-19 meals program is providing nutritious food to people impacted by the pandemic. Breakfast and lunch meals are available for students. Dinner meals are available for anyone in need.
To protect health and safety during meal distribution, everyone is requested to wear a mask or face covering, wash their hands or use hand sanitizer and maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet between other people. Meals are grab-and-go to limit contact and congregating.
Members of the community can get involved and support the effort by signing up to volunteer at www.bemightylittlerock.org.
See the map below for a complete list of meal distribution locations and times:
City buildings will close to the public starting Wednesday, March 18. As a reminder, this includes all community centers; the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center; the Little Rock Zoo; golf courses and tennis facilities.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to handle business online and city staff will be on hand to respond. Those needing to make payments may do so at LittleRock.gov/onlinepayments.
The City of Little Rock and its partners are seeking volunteers for a variety of needs in our community related to the COVID-19 response, including helping pass out & assembling sack meals.
To sign-up, go HERE and scroll down to “HELPING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE.”
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