COVID 19 INFORMATION

FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

Covid 19

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.

Symptoms

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.

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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. 

Vaccine

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.

CDC FAQ Website

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 5 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

  • For some immunocompromised children aged 5–11 years old, CDC now recommends an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to complete the primary series – a total of three doses. See media statement | Spanish.

  • CDC now recommends booster shots at 5 months after the completion of the primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 16 and older, see media statement | Spanish.

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.

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Watch this video on how mRNA Vaccines Work

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Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and other viruses 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. 

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