*Editor’s note: This article was published in February 2021, when vaccines were not available to everyone. As of 2023, every Arkansas resident can access the COVID-19 vaccination and is encouraged to stay up to date with their vaccinations to protect the health of the community.
Need help finding out where you can get a COVID-19 vaccination? You’re in luck! There are lots of folks eager to help.
Whichever method you use to schedule a vaccination or get on a waiting list, please choose only one vaccination site. Signing up at multiple locations causes confusion, creates needless delays, gives a false reading of demand and can even cause precious perishable doses of vaccine to be wasted.
If you have internet access
Check the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) COVID-19 vaccination site map/listing on their website (healthy.arkansas.gov). Some vaccination sites on the map/list have links for online scheduling/sign-up. All sites on the map and roster list phone numbers to set up an appointment.
If you don’t have internet access access
You can call the state’s COVID-19 Call Center at 800-985-6030, and a representative will help you locate a vaccination site and tell you what you need to do to get scheduled.
If you’re age 65+ and eligible to receive the vaccine
You have a few options:
- Online scheduling – Check the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination site map/listing on their website.
- Self-scheduling – The state’s COVID-19 Call Center at 800-803-7847 can help you locate a vaccination site. You’ll need to call the location yourself to set up an appointment.
Wherever you live, the eight regional members of the Arkansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging can find a vaccination site that works for you. They can even help you set up an appointment. Just call 866-739-7751. (They help Arkansans 50+).
This full-service treatment can even help with transportation. If you need a ride, they may be able to help find transportation to and from both of your vaccination appointments.
If you’re employed and eligible to receive the vaccine
You have a couple of different routes to get vaccinated:
- At work – Check with your employer to see if they are planning an on-site vaccination clinic
- Community pharmacies – You can check the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination site map/listing on their website or call the state’s COVID-19 Call Center at 800-803-7847
What to take to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
You should bring a photo ID and your health plan member ID card (and your pharmacy card, if it is separate). You will not have to pay anything, but the staff at the vaccination site will need your coverage information to file a claim.
Many community organizations — colleges, non-profits, churches and businesses — are coming together to host vaccination events in cities around Arkansas. Look for these events in your local newspaper and online.