Covid-19 vaccinations are now open to everyone in category 1-B, allowing vaccinations for employees of grocery stores and meal delivery services, manufacturing, postal and package services, essential government workers, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, employees of the state Department of Correction, public transportation and houses of worship, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday.
People 65 years old and older, educators, and some segments of the food and agriculture industry already are eligible for the vaccinations.
There won’t be enough vaccine available for everyone at first, but the state will get an additional supply each week and will work to make it available as quickly as possible, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
A toll-free number for vaccination information begins daily operation Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call representatives will schedule appointments for Department of Health vaccine clinics and will provide information about pharmacies and providers in the caller’s area that offer vaccinations. The number is 800-985-6030. A list of clinics is available here.