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No Need to Wait, You Can Do This

No Need to Wait, You Can Do This


Chances are great that you already know someone who has received the shot and did not experienced any significant adverse effects.  Ask your friends and family members today about their experience if you feel nervous or still have questions. 

You can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. It is critical that adolescent vaccinations catch up with adult vaccinations to prevent further community spread and help us get back to normal. Everyone age 12 and older in Arkansas and across the United States can now get a free, safe COVID-19 shot, regardless of your immigration or health insurance status. 

Call 1-800-985-6030 for assistance finding a vaccine in your area or to sign up for an Arkansas Department of Health clinic.

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

Here are three more easy ways to find COVID shots near you:

  • Go to
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

Get the shot to protect yourself and the people around you!

Why you should get a COVID-19 shot?

  • Getting the COVID shot is the best way to defeat this virus and get back to normal— safely gathering with family and friends, indoor dining, weddings, concerts, sporting events, and travel.
  • The shots are effective. They prevent 95% of hospitalizations for Arkansans and greatly reduce risk of death due to COVID-19.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have endorsed the use of the COVID shot as a safe option for adolescents and adults. All FDA-authorized COVID-19 shots available in the United States meet the FDA’s rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness. Millions of COVID-19 doses have been administered in the United States since December 14, 2020, and all COVID shots will continue to be monitored for safety.

Make your plan today!

If you want to get the COVID-19 shot, make your plan and find an Arkansas location here

How can I get the COVID shot?

Eligible Arkansans can make an appointment at a community pharmacy. 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.

How can I protect myself and others?

Protect yourself from contracting any virus by practicing healthy habits. Masking, washing or sanitizing hands and practicing social distancing are still good methods of protecting yourself and those around you! Even after getting the shot or recovering from COVID-19, you may be at risk. Continuing these healthy habits can be vital to your health and the health of your community. Flu season is another reason to continue using these strategies; in 2020 flu was greatly reduced in the United States due to precautions taken for COVID-19.

If you are experiencing illness you think may be symptoms of coronavirus and your situation is NOT critical, please stay at home and call your primary care physician for further instruction. 

For more information visit these resources:

Arkansas State Government COVID-19 Information

Arkansas Department of Health

Get Out the Vaccine Campaign (NACDD and partners)
#GOTVACCINE Use the hashtag on social media.
Share your story! Cards and graphics available at the links below to help share your vaccine story.

We Can Do This Campaign (US Deptartment of Health and Human Services)

Need additional help finding vaccination locations or other local services?

Disability Information and Access Line (US DHHS, Administration for Community Living) 
Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities
DIAL 888-677-1199 (Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM ET)

Eldercare Locator

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for the aging and disability community.
CALL 800-677-1116 (Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM ET)

Have you lost a family member to COVID-19 and need assistance with funeral expenses?

You can obtain additional information on the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance by visiting FEMA is now accepting applications for funeral expenses paid after January 20, 2020 for deaths caused by COVID-19.

  • FEMA is only accepting applications by phone.
  • Online applications are not accepted.

You may visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for information about the program. After you read this information and gather the necessary documents, call 1-844-684-6333 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) to apply for this assistance. Call this number also for help with ALL other questions or concerns about COVID-19 Funeral Assistance. The phone line is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

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