Simmons Bank Arena to host vaccination clinics

Rev. William Robinson addresses the media and public gathered at Simmons arena for the news conference. (UAMS photo)

Simmons Bank Arena in downtown North Little Rock will host four Covid-19 vaccination clinics over the next three months.

The first will be Saturday, April 10, then May 1, May 9 and June 12.

The times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for each clinic and they’re 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.

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Each clinic will have the capacity to vaccinate from 1,000 to 2,000 people and will be done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call, 501-526-2211.

The clinics were announced at a Thursday press conference that featured UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson, North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick; Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman Young; Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde along with representatives from the other sponsors.

“I am excited to see our plans for a mass Community Vaccination Clinic in North Little Rock come to fruition and provide vaccinations for such a large number of our citizens,” Hartwick said at the press conference. “A huge thank you to UAMS, Arkansas Blue Cross, Judge Hyde and Mayor Young for partnering with us.”

There is no charge for vaccinations, but those attending should bring ID and insurance cards, if they have them.

Those 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine, but a parent or guardian must come to the vaccine appointment for those under 18.