North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) and its community partners have been following the possibility of inclement weather and hazardous road conditions for our area. The community partners have made the difficult decision to re-schedule the Friday, February 12th Community Vaccine Clinic that was to be held at North Arkansas College (NAC) for the safety of everyone in the community. The new date for the clinic is Friday, February 19th at NAC with appointment times being kept the same.
“While we know that our community members are eager to receive their second dose of vaccine, the health and safety of our community members, staff, and volunteers is our top priority,” said Josh Bright, PharmD, Vice President of Operations at NARMC. “Second doses are very important to us, and the CDC allows second doses to be given up to six weeks after first doses when necessary. This will not affect how the vaccine works or the protection that the second dose provides. According to the CDC website, “…second dose[s] of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose…”
“Information about the date change will be sent via email and text message to scheduled individuals, and our volunteers will be making phone calls to those individuals who do not receive a message. Unless the vaccine recipient wants to change their appointment time, they will be automatically rescheduled to the same time on 2/19/21,” said Bright.
If you need to reschedule your COVID vaccine appointment or have questions, call the Boone County Health Unit at 870-743-5244.