LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The first two vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic are now being administered in Arkansas, but many people still have questions about who is eligible to get vaccinated and where they go for a shot.
The Arkansas Pharmacists Association has listings online that outline which individuals are currently eligible to receive a vaccination at pharmacies around the state.
Most of those individuals are people working in health care who did not get vaccinations directly at the facility where they are employed, including first responders, hospice care workers, therapists and others.
Starting Monday, January 18, additional groups will become eligible, including Arkansas residents over the age of 70 and faculty and staff at K-12 schools, colleges and universities and daycares.
State officials have said that more groups may be added to this 1-B tier of vaccine distribution as more doses become available, including food and agricultural workers, grocery store and transit workers and some essential government staff.
The APA also is providing a list of which pharmacies are providing the vaccine, broken down by pharmacy name, by county and by city. That list is available online at ARRx.org.