A $1.4 million grant is supporting UAMS researchers who are studying the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and developing plans to help increase vaccination rates.
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Fully vaccinated Arkansas students no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to COVID-19. The policy change will reduce education loss, Gov. Hutchinson said.
BOHEMIA Cares is celebrating Men’s Health Month by hosting a series of virtual conversations focused on the physical and mental health of Black men.
Arkansans who get immunized can use their vaccination cards to redeem a lottery ticket or Arkansas Game and Fish Commission gift certificates.
A UAMS researcher has received a five-year, $1.27 grant to work toward developing treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia patients.
Arkansans 12-15 years old are now approved to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC is expected to provide additional guidance later this week.
A UAMS researcher will use a $2.46 million NIH grant to study a drug therapy that could reduce damage to donated kidneys during cold storage.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to vaccinate 50 percent of Arkansans in 90 days. Officials are hosting pop up clinics at malls and high school graduations to help meet that goal.
U.K. variant cases have tripled in the state prompting officials to reiterate the importance of Arkansans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Arkansas Department of Health is deploying teams to counties with low vaccination rates in an effort to vaccinate minority populations.
The Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public no matter where they live.
Tyson began offering on-site vaccination clinics this week. While some poultry workers are excited about the access, others are hesitant due to their distrust of the company.
Governor Asa Hutchinson is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include food manufacturing employees like poultry workers effective immediately.
An effort is underway to bring a UAMS mobile health unit to Camden to support vaccination efforts in the region.
Arkansans age 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. An additional 115,000 people can begin making immunization appointments.
Despite the inclement winter weather blanketing the state, thousands of Arkansans are still receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will provide a 20 percent increase in available doses across the state by providing 11,000 doses to 58 Walmart stores.
In this audio story, we hear from BIPOC Arkansans about why they are or are not planning to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state is trying to balance efficiency and equity in its COVID-19 distribution plan as it deals with a limited supply.
A COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been reported in 10 states. It has not yet been identified in Arkansas, but Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero said health officials are keeping an eye out for its arrival.
In this month’s column, Constance discusses how SMART goals are practical as we try to improve our health and wellness in the new year.