Vaccination clinic jabs a crowd

The first of four Covid-19 vaccination clinics was held at Simmons Bank Arena in downtown North Little Rock last Saturday, April 10, and about 700 people took advantage and got their shot.

Three more are planned, with the first being May 1, then May 9 and the last being June 12. All dates are Saturdays and the times for each are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

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.

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.