Arkansas health department plans COVID vaccine clinics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Plans for five mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the state each week starting on Thursday have been announced by The Arkansas Department of Health.The first clinic will be Thursday at the Conway County Fairgrounds in Morrilton, the health department announced late Friday.
Next Friday there will be clinics at Greater Second Baptist Church in Little Rock; Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville; the Fordyce Civic Center; and the Marianna Civic Center.
Vaccines will be available to those currently eligible for a vaccination, including anyone 65 or older, those who work in education and those working in food manufacturing.
The health department said separate clinics in each of the state’s five public health regions will be scheduled each week and initially doses will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
There were a reported 324,653 virus cases on Saturday and 5,297 deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, since the pandemic began, according to the health department.