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UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations March 24 at Magnolia

by Special to the Banner-News | March 18, 2021 at 8:12 a.m.
A public health worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID 19 vaccine at a vaccine clinic in Magnolia on January 8. (Rhett Gentry/Banner-News)

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 24 at Southview Church of Christ, Multipurpose Building, 234 Fairview St., in Magnolia.

The clinic is available to pre-registered patients only. No onsite registration will be allowed. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. UAMS will administer the vaccinations.

Vaccinations are currently only available to individuals in the following phases:

Phase 1-A: Health care workers, long-term care residents and staff, EMS, fire and law enforcement who serve as first responders and other high priority groups.

Phase 1-B: People age 65 years and older, educators, food and agriculture, essential government and others. (Please bring proof of employment for verification).

Phase 1-C: Arkansans aged 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19; people residing in high-risk settings, including those who are incarcerated or detained, those living in group homes, congregate settings or crowded housing and student housing such as dorms, and fraternity and sorority housing; and essential workers in a variety of fields.

To pre-register online, go to: vaccinesignup.uams.edu/mobileclinic.

The vaccinations will be conducted by UAMS in cooperation with the City of Magnolia, Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs, Magnolia Community Awareness Council Logo, Magnolia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., West Side Church of Christ, Southview Church of Christ, Columbia County United Community Organization, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Vaccinate the Natural State campaign and Bank of America Foundation.

To request a mobile vaccination clinic in an Arkansas city or town, please fill out a request form here: uamshealth.com/population-health-mobile-unit-visit-request/

Even if you don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms, wash your hands regularly and practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other people not in your household, and wear a mask in public. An online screening tool is available at uamshealth.com/healthnow. Phone screening is available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.

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