COVID 19 Information
COVID - 19 Coronavirus
The Arkansas Department of Health has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847. After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response, please call 501-661-2136. You can also stay up-to-date on the number of cases in Arkansas as well as frequently asked questions by going to this link: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus
COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)
The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic. The mission of the CoVPN is to conduct Phase 3 efficacy trials for COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. The CoVPN will work to develop and conduct studies to ensure rapid and thorough evaluation of US government-sponsored COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies for the prevention of COVID-19 disease. If you are interested in volunteering for a COVID-19 clinical trial - click here
The Vaccine Education Center at CHOP is pleased to announce that we now have a Q&A page dedicated to answering questions about COVID-19 vaccines. CovidVaccineAnswers.org points to a page on the VEC site where people can get answers or submit questions. Current sections on the page include:
Types of COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccine studies
COVID-19 vaccine availability
COVID-19 vaccine safety
COVID-19 vaccine news
Researchers around the world are developing more than 165 vaccines against the coronavirus, and 27 vaccines are in human trials. Vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but scientists are racing to produce a safe and effective vaccine by next year. The New York Times has created a Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker that updates in real time the status of the vaccines being tested. Click here for the link: NYT Vaccine Tracker
Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu are similar. Know your symptoms. If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or develop symptoms, please seek medical advice.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has created this infographic to help stop the spread of the flu and COVID-19.
The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.