COVID-19 vaccination clinics planned this week for Independence, Jackson counties


Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned this week for the Independence County Health Unit and the Jackson County Health Unit, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

The Independence County clinic is planned for Wednesday, April 14, at the Independence County Health Unit, located at 120 Weaver Ave. in Batesville while the Jackson County clinic is planned for Thursday, April 15, at the Jackson County Health Unit, located at 1505 N. Pecan in Newport.

The clinics will begin at 8:30 a.m. and go until 3:30 p.m. or while supplies last. Vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Doses will be available to those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in Arkansas, which includes Arkansans aged 16 and older. However, the ADH notes these clinics will administer only the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, so these clinics will only be able to provide vaccinations to those 18 years and older. Those who are 16-17 years old are advised to only receive the Pfizer vaccine at this time, the ADH says.

There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine. People should bring their insurance cards if they have one. If they do not have insurance, the vaccine will still be available at no charge.

The three authorized COVID-19 vaccines have each undergone rigorous reviews that have proven them to be both safe and effective. Learn more about the vaccines and ADH vaccination plan at

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