Vaccination Clinic Set for May 22 at Simmons Bank Arena for Arkansans 12 & Older; Walk-ins Welcome

By Yavonda Chase

The vaccination effort will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in cooperation with the cities of North Little Rock and Sherwood, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Simmons Bank Arena, Pulaski County and the North Little Rock School District.

Everyone present at the clinic must wear a face mask.

Those getting vaccinated on May 22 will have an opportunity to enter their name in drawings for free tickets to Magic Springs, Arkansas Travelers games, the Foreigner concert on Aug. 8 and the Banda MS concert on Sept. 17.

To minimize your wait time, please make an appointment to receive a vaccination by calling (501) 526-2211 or going to However, walk-ins are welcome.

There is no out-of-pocket cost for vaccinations, but those attending the clinic should bring valid IDs and insurance cards if they have them. UAMS will administer one dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the clinic, which is the only vaccine approved for use in children as young as 12.

All Arkansans age 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. A parent or guardian should come to the vaccine appointment with patients under age 18 or complete and sign the guardian information on the registration form at

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 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. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.