UAMS opens new vaccination clinic
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| LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a new vaccination clinic at 401 S. Monroe St. in Little Rock to provide both COVID-19 and influenza vaccines .
The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and offers the first and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the seasonal flu shot. Appointments are available but not mandatory. Currently, third doses of COVID vaccines are administered only on order from a UAMS supplier.
“COVID vaccines are the best way out of this pandemic and back to a more normal life,” said Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, Chancellor of UAMS and CEO of UAMS Health. “UAMS is committed to providing easy and convenient access to vaccines throughout Arkansas. We are opening this new clinic in anticipation of increased demand from both the unvaccinated population and those seeking a booster dose, once these are authorized.
“This site, which previously served as the headquarters of the American Red Cross in Arkansas, has free parking outside the door and is located in the heart of Little Rock,” he said. “We are committed to continuing to lead the fight against COVID in Arkansas and to continue to evolve as needs and demands change. This new clinic is another way to help keep Arkansas healthy. “
UAMS also offers vaccines at 25 other sites across the state, including several sites in central Arkansas. Learn more about uams.health/covidvaccine.
UAMS is the only health sciences university in the state, with faculties of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, and public health; a higher school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a regional campus in northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation . UAMS comprises UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS ‘clinical activities, including its hospital, regional clinics, and the clinics it operates or employs in cooperation with d ‘other providers. UAMS is the state’s only Level 1 adult trauma center. American News and World Report recognized the UAMS medical center as the best hospital for 2021-2022; ranked their ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationally for the third year; and named five high performing areas: Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Stroke. Forbes The magazine ranked UAMS seventh nationally on its list of Top Diversity Employers. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationally on Forbes’ List of Top Employers for Women and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide patient care to UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, VA Medical Center and by Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu Where www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube Where Instagram.