UAMS to Host Vaccine Clinics at Fayetteville Public Library

By David Wise

The clinic will be held in the library’s Willard and Pat Walker Community Room. The public should park in the parking garage via the Mountain Street entrance.

UAMS nurses will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is now FDA approved.

Everyone 12 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointments are necessary. You do not need a Social Security Number, proof of citizenship, proof of legal status or insurance to receive the vaccine.

In keeping with City of Fayetteville Ordinance 6465, all persons visiting the library are required to wear masks covering their nostrils and mouth.

“The safety of our community has always been important to Fayetteville Public Library, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Willow Fitzgibbon, director of library services at Fayetteville Public Library. “We are fortunate to have a staff that is largely fully vaccinated, and we have continued to adapt our services and programming so that we can serve our patrons throughout this time. However, we also want to do what we can to allow everyone to feel safe resuming activities that many people have had to give up because it is a risk to their health. We hope that this clinic with UAMS gives easy vaccination access to members of our community.”

Spanish and Marshallese interpreters will be on hand for those who need their assistance.

For questions or to pre-register, call 479-332-0222.

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 recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list 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 care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus includes 290 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students, 64 medical and pharmacy residents, two sports medicine fellows, 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.