Health Screenings, Vaccinations Available Nov. 3 at Simmons Bank Field in Pine Bluff

By Ben Boulden

The vaccinations and screenings will be provided by Walgreens, UAMS South Central Center on Aging and the Schmieding Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Adult vaccinations for flu and pneumonia will be administered from noon-2 p.m. at UAPB Simmons Bank Field, 1960 Oliver Road in Pine Bluff. A TDap (tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough) booster vaccine and a vaccine for shingles will be offered as well. Information on the importance of vaccinations will be available to patients.

Also, blood glucose screenings will be administered, diabetes and high blood pressure consultations offered, and information on family caregiver workshops will be available.   The first 120 visitors that participate in all four of the offeredactivities will be eligible for a free blood pressure monitor provided by Walgreens.

Anyone interested in receiving a vaccination at the event should bring their insurance card for billing. For more information, call Charlotte Clausen at 870-879-1440 or email her at CMClausen@uams.edu.



UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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