Section 4: Vaccination Information for the U of A Community

Vaccination Overview

Vaccination appointments are available at the Pat Walker Health Center and multiple participating pharmacies and providers across the region. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

To schedule an appointment on campus, please call the Pat Walker Health Center: 479-575-4451, option 1 or use the Pat Walker Health Center portal.

To schedule an appointment at one of the many off-campus clinics, visit health.uark.edu/coronavirus/vaccine or see the NWA Council Calendar. The Arkansas Department of Health also offers a complete list of pharmacies and vaccine clinics across the state, as well as a toll-free hotline at 1-800-985-6030.

The Arkansas Department of Health is guiding the implementation of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

All Age 12 or Older Now Eligible

All age 12 or older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Once you have secured a vaccination appointment, take a completed Vaccine Consent Form, health Insurance card (only required if you have insurance) and a driver's license, other form of photo identification with age verification or consent from a parent/guardian

Vaccination Not Required, But Strongly Encouraged

While state law prohibits requiring COVID-19 vaccination at this time, the university strongly encourages everyone age 12 or over to consider receiving the vaccine  in order to support the safety of the campus work and learning environment, and our larger community.

Remember, COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory at this time for university employees, so please respect any private medical decisions of your fellow employees.

If you choose to be vaccinated, it will be provided to you with no out-of-pocket cost. The U.S. government is providing the vaccine to all states at no cost, including Arkansas. So, the cost of the vaccine will not be billed. However, the vaccine provider may bill your insurance for the vaccine administration fee to cover their cost of giving the vaccine to you. If you have no health insurance, you will not be billed for the administration fee.

Where Can I Be Vaccinated?

Check with area pharmacies, providers and the Pat Walker Health Center to schedule a vaccination appointment. More information about appointments is included later in this guide.

Who’s Eligible?

All age 12 or older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Students, Faculty and Staff, Spouses, and Retirees

Vaccination opportunities continue for U of A students, faculty and staff members. Students and employees can make vaccination appointments on campus at the Pat Walker Health Center.

Vaccination Appointments

Can I be Vaccinated On Campus?

University employees, students, and spouses of employees and students needing to get vaccinated can schedule an appointment at the Pat Walker Health Center by calling 479-575-4451, option 1 or use the Pat Walker Health Center portal.  Appointments are still required, and second-dose appointments (if applicable) will also be scheduled for convenience.

Vaccination Opportunities Readily Available Off-Campus

Vaccination appointments are available at multiple participating pharmacies and providers across the region. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

To schedule an appointment at one of the many off-campus clinics, visit health.uark.edu/coronavirus/vaccine or see the NWA Council Calendar. The Arkansas Department of Health also offers a complete list of pharmacies and vaccine clinics across the state, as well as a toll-free hotline at 1-800-985-6030. The line is answered Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Translation services are available.

Second Dose Details

Those vaccinated with a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will receive information about their second vaccine dose when they receive their initial dose. In addition to the other required identification and documentation listed earlier in this section, those receiving a second dose of the vaccine must bring their first dose confirmation card as well.

Those vaccinated with the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine only require one dose.

If I Have an Appointment, Can I Also Bring My Spouse?

University students and employees, and their spouses, and university retirees may receive the vaccine on campus at this time. Appointments are required. Family members who are not spouses of employees or students are not eligible for vaccination opportunities offered through the university.

Who Do I Ask if I have Questions About This Process?

If you have questions or need further information regarding the vaccination process or anything pertaining to COVID response, please contact hrassist@uark.edu.