UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations April 19 in Springdale

By David Wise

Pre-registration for the event is available, and walk-ups will be welcome. To register ahead, visit or call 479-332-0222 and a UAMS staff member will contact you to schedule your appointment.

A photo ID will be required to receive a vaccine. Recipients of the vaccine will not need to provide their Social Security number, proof of citizenship or legal status. Insurance information will be collected if it is available, but there will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. UAMS will administer the vaccinations.

As of March 31, all Arkansans age 16 and older are eligible for vaccinations. A parent or guardian must come to the vaccine appointment with patients under 18.

The vaccinations will be conducted by UAMS in cooperation with St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, RootED NWA, Arkansas United, Arkansas Immigrant Defense (AID) and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

To request a mobile vaccination clinic in an Arkansas city or town, please fill out a request form here:

Even if you don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms, wash your hands regularly and practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other people not in your household, and wear a mask in public. An online screening tool is available at Phone screening is available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus 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 includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and four 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, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus includes 273 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students, 50 medical and pharmacy residents, and 1,000 community-based faculty. The campus has nine clinics including a student-led clinic and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Faculty conduct research to reduce health disparities. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.