More options to get Covid vaccination

Simmons Bank Arena in downtown North Little Rock will host the second of four planned Covid vaccination clinics this Saturday.

It will start at 9 a.m. and while appointments are still recommended, walk-ins will also be welcome to get the first of two shots.

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There is no charge for vaccinations, but those attending either by appointment or as walk-ins should bring ID and insurance cards, if they have them. Anyone 16 or over is now eligible to get the vaccination.

As a special bonus, one person who gets vaccinated on Saturday will win two tickets to Eric Church’s Gather Again Tour concert that will be held at the arena on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

The first vaccination clinic was held April 10 and about 700 people took advantage and got their shot. The clinic will have the capacity to vaccinate 1,000 to 2,000 people and to schedule an appointment, call, 501-526-2211.

The third and fourth clinics will be held Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, June 12.

The clinics are sponsored by the cities of Sherwood and North Little Rock, along with Pulaski County government, Simmons Bank Arena, UAMS, Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield and the state of Arkansas.

That isn’t the only clinic, with eligible age now set at 16, local high schools are setting up clinics to vaccinate students.

North Little Rock High School had the first round of shots on Wednesday and the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered on Wednesday, May 19.

Maumelle Charter High School will have the first round of Pfizer vaccinations this Friday.