Cong. Hill urges Arkansas residents to get vaccine; stop rising cases & hospitalizations
Little Rock, AR, July 6, 2021
By: Shelli Poole
“I encourage all Arkansans who are not currently vaccinated for COVID-19 to consult with their doctor about getting vaccinated,” stated Hill. “This is especially important given the rise of the Delta variant.”
He noted that 90.5% of current active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas are people who are not fully vaccinated, and 98.3% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arkansas since January 26, 2021 are people not fully vaccinated.
“The best way to combat the spread of COVID and keep Arkansans safe and healthy is by getting vaccinated,” stated Hill.
He continued, “The only way that we can fully reopen our economy and get truly back on our feet is with more people being vaccinated for COVID-19. Each FDA conditionally approved vaccine is backed by science and doctors who have worked hard over the past year to develop, manufacture, and distribute these critical, life-saving vaccines.”
Visit the Arkansas Department of Health website for more information on where to get a vaccine.
At this time, all Arkansans age 12 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. You can make an appointment at a community pharmacy. Vaccine clinics and events may also be available in your area through hospitals, health care providers, or your worksite. Click here for a list of clinics. For those who work in education, the district, facility, or college/university should determine how many doses are needed, and then reach out to an ADH Local Health Unit or a community pharmacy to schedule a vaccination clinic. Call 1-800-985-6030 for assistance finding a vaccine in your area or to sign up for an ADH clinic.
Arkansans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine following the effective date of May 26, 2021 are eligible to receive an incentive for getting vaccinated.
Who is eligible to receive an incentive for getting the vaccine?
Can those who receive a second dose after the effective date still receive an incentive?
Will those who receive a two-dose series following the effective date receive two incentives?
Are those who were fully vaccinated prior to May 26, 2021 able to receive an incentive?
What are the incentive options?
How many of each incentive option will be initially available?
How can an incentive be received?
How will the state ensure each qualifying individual only claims one incentive?
Do individuals have to receive their vaccine at a LHU to claim an incentive?
Do the incentive options expire?
Do qualifying individuals under the age of 18 have the option to select a AR Scholarship Lottery Scratch off incentive?