LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Friday said it's holding a mass coronavirus vaccination clinic at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock next week.
UAMS said the clinic will be held on May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the arena. Persons can make appointments by calling 501-526-2211 or going to vaccinesignup.uams.edu/mobileclinic, but walk-ins are welcome.
UAMS will administer one dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the clinic.
Arkansas on Thursday passed the 1 million mark of those being partially or fully immunized.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 35% percent of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Nearly 699,000 people, or about 23% of the state’s population, have been fully immunized, the CDC said.
The state's coronavirus cases on Friday rose by 236 to 334,458 total since the pandemic began. The state's COVID-19 deaths increased by five to 5,716, and its hospitalizations decreased by 18 to 153.
The state's active virus cases, meaning ones that don't include people who have died or recovered, increased by 37 to 1,960.