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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

Coronavirus vaccination events open across Northeast Arkansas

Casey Pearce, NYITCOM at A-State

There are several opportunities across Northeast Arkansas to get the coronavirus vaccine this weekend.

The NYIT-College of Osteopathic Medicine's Delta-Care-A-Van will be in Wynne from 9 A.M. until noon on Friday, March 26, at the EACC Technology Center. The college, which is a KASU financial supporter, says registration is required by calling 870-680-8880 or by going online.

On Saturday, the McKenney Pharmacy in Piggott is conducting a "drive-thru" clinic. Reservations can be made at 870-324-5310, but walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

That event will go from 9 A.M. to noon.

A full list of vaccination clinics across Arkansas can be found on the Arkansas Department of Health's website.

The following groups in the state are eligible to be vaccinated:

  • Arkansans aged 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19.
  • Essential workers in:
    • Energy
    • Finance
    • Foodservice
    • Information technology and communications
    • Legal
    • Media
    • Public health/human services
    • Public safety
    • Shelter and housing
    • Transportation and logistics
  • People residing in high-risk settings
    • Includes those who are incarcerated or detained; those living in group homes, congregate settings, or crowded housing; and student housing such as dorms and Greek housing.
  • 65 years and older
  • Education
  • Police, fire, other first responders
  • Corrections
  • Food and Agriculture
  • People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Essential Government
  • Grocery Store/Meal Delivery
  • Postal/Package Delivery Service
  • Public Transit
  • Houses of Worship Clergy/Faith Leaders
  • Manufacturing