UAMS is vaccinating all eligible Arkansans according to the Arkansas Department of Health’s vaccination plan, which is based on age and other factors.
UAMS Health encourages you to take advantage of the opportunity to protect yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community as soon as possible by being vaccinated. This is an important first step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the COVID-19 Vaccine
The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is here to help protect Arkansans from the COVID-19 virus and vaccinate as many Arkansans as possible.
We offer the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Patients getting a second or third dose will receive the same vaccine to complete their series.
This clinic is open to Arkansans age 12 and older.
COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no charge to you. There is no out-of-pocket cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance. Please bring a photo ID and an insurance card if you have them.
Masks must be worn at all times in the vaccination clinic.
Who Can Get a Vaccine at Our Clinic
First, you don’t have to be a UAMS patient to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic. We offer vaccinations by appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome. Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card if you have them.
To receive a vaccination, you must be an Arkansan who meets the requirements in the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) vaccination plan. This now includes everyone age 12 and above.
Patients under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the vaccine appointment. If a parent or guardian cannot be at the vaccine clinic with the minor, they may print and sign the COVID-19 Vaccine Acknowledgement Form and send it with the minor to the vaccine clinic.
Second Dose and Booster Information
To make sure that each patient gets the required doses of their vaccine, which is necessary for maximum protection, a second appointment will be scheduled for each patient when they receive their first dose. The second dose should come from the same company.
At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for a third dose, commonly referred to as a booster. Anyone who received both Pfizer vaccine shots before April 1, 2021, and meets one or more of the following conditions may be eligible to receive their third dose.
- Are over 65 years of age
- Chronic health conditions that may result in severe disease, including but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic lung disease, including COPD, asthma (moderate to severe), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and intersititial lung disease.
- Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, or chronic high blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Overweight (BMI greater of 25 and under 30) or obesity (BMI of 30 and above)
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Smoking, current or former
- Solid organ or blood stem-cell transplant
- Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
Third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are available to the public at the Monroe Street Clinic Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.