Arkansas governor urges weekend catch-up on vaccinations


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging pharmacies, hospitals, and other providers to schedule extra hours this weekend for coronavirus vaccinations to make up for a slowdown because of this week’s snowstorms.

The governor on Friday also urged people who are eligible for the vaccine to make an appointment. Arkansas has seen a slowdown in vaccinations, testing, and new coronavirus cases because of this week’s winter weather.

The head of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association said its network of community pharmacies report they have adequate capacity to double or triple their appointment slots during the next two weeks.

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