COVID 19 INFORMATION
FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
To schedule an appointment to get your COVID-19 Vaccine Call the
Vaccine Call Line - 1-800-985-6030
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. People with COVID-19 report a variety of symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Anyone can get COVID-19. However, people 60 years and older and people with medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk of getting seriously sick with COVID-19.
A person with COVID-19 is contagious and can start spreading it to others starting 48 hours (2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive.
Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical.
Below are links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines page for the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has many questions and answers about COVID-19 Vaccines. Click here to go to the CHOP COVID-19 Vaccine Education Center
Who’s getting the vaccine now?
All Arkansans age 12 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
How can I get the vaccine?
Eligible Arkansans can make an appointment at a community pharmacy. Vaccine clinics and events may also be available in your area through hospitals, health care providers, or your worksite. Click here for a list of clinics. For those who work in education, the district, facility, or college/university should determine how many doses are needed, and then reach out to an ADH Local Health Unit or a community pharmacy to schedule a vaccination clinic. Call 1-800-985-6030 for assistance finding a vaccine in your area or to sign up for an ADH clinic.
Arkansans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine following the effective date of May 26, 2021 are eligible to receive an incentive for getting vaccinated. To learn more about the incentives, click here.
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.