UAMS Opens New Vaccine Clinic

By Kate Franks

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers first and second doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and seasonal flu vaccine. Appointments are available but not required. Currently, third doses of COVID vaccines are administered only with an order by a UAMS provider.

“COVID vaccines are the best way out of this pandemic and to return to a more normal life,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “UAMS is committed to providing easy and convenient access to vaccines across Arkansas. We are opening this new clinic in anticipation of increased demand from both the unvaccinated population and those seeking a booster dose, once those are authorized.

“This site, which previously served as headquarters for the American Red Cross in Arkansas, has free front-door parking and is centrally located in the heart of Little Rock,” he said. “We are committed to continuing to lead the fight against COVID in Arkansas and continuing to evolve as needs and demands change. This new clinic is one more way we can help keep Arkansas healthy.”

UAMS also offers vaccines at 25 other sites across the state, including several Central Arkansas locations. Learn more at uams.health/covidvaccine.


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

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