UAMS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Close July 23

By Kate Franks

Nearly 28,000 vaccines have been administered at the clinic since it opened Feb. 25.

The lease agreement between UAMS and the city expires July 31.

“We are grateful to the City of Little Rock for partnering with us to enable UAMS to quickly vaccinate those eager to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “When the clinic first opened, we administered as many 600 vaccines a day. Unfortunately, demand for vaccines in Arkansas has declined rapidly.

“We remain optimistic and hopeful that demand for COVID vaccines will pick up, and we will continue to provide convenient locations where people can be vaccinated,” he said. “COVID vaccines remain our best – and only – hope for beating COVID.”

UAMS will continue to offer vaccines at mobile vaccine events across the state and at several Central Arkansas locations, including the UAMS Health Women’s Center at 6119 Midtown Ave., in Little Rock and the UAMS Family Medical Center at 521 Jack Stephens Drive in Little Rock. UAMS also offers a walk-in vaccine clinic in the Internal Medicine Clinic in the Outpatient Center, located at 4110 Outpatient Circle in Little Rock. Appointments are available at all locations but not required. Learn more at uamshealth.com.


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 www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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