In anticipation of approval from the CDC, Arkansas officials have developed a plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11.
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In an effort to reduce the number of K-12 students missing school because of COVID-19 exposure, officials are changing definition of a close contact to 3 feet for 15 minutes for quarantine protocols.
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission has provided equitable access to preventative health care for 30 years. The organization celebrated the milestone during a virtual ceremony.
Four bills establishing new congressional districts and employee exemptions for vaccine mandates are set to become law without the Arkansas governor’s signature.
A pilot program designed to reduce quarantines for students is being rolled out in four Arkansas school districts — Bentonville, Cabot, Russellville and Springdale.
While COVID-19 booster shots are now available to Arkansans 65+ and those living in long-term care facilities, health officials are urging those who’ve yet to be vaccinated to do so.
In preparation for the flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health will provide flu shots across the state beginning September 27.
COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas have surpassed UAMS projections, even as hospitalizations have fallen over the last month.
At his 200th press conference since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced more than 50 percent of eligible Arkansans have been fully vaccinated.
Baptist Health has opened La Clínica del Pueblo in Fort Smith, a primary care clinic with a bilingual staff that can serve the Spanish-speaking community.
A 20-person medical military team from the U.S. Department of Defense is being sent to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to assist with staffing needs.
The inaugural Arkansas Rasta 5K aims to promote the importance of physical fitness among marginalized communities. Proceeds will benefit the John Cain Foundation.
The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators again reached an all-time high today as Arkansas officials spend nearly $312 million on staff retention and increased bed capacity at hospitals.
As of this morning, no ICU beds for COVID-19 patients were available in Arkansas. Health officials are encouraging vaccinations as a way to reduce hospitalizations.
The number of Arkansas COVID-19 patients on ventilators reached an all-time high today as health officials begin rolling out booster shots to immunocompromised individuals.
After a significant decline last summer, routine childhood immunization rates in Arkansas have increased. Kids are required to receive vaccines for diseases like chickenpox and measles before entering kindergarten.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will increase SNAP benefits effective Oct. 1. Officials estimate Arkansans will see an increase of $145.
All 4 Arkansas HBCUs are taking steps to protect students against COVID-19 this fall including requiring masks and providing financial incentives for vaccinations.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to its moderately and severely immunocompromised patients. Appointments are required.
At least 80 Arkansas school districts are implementing mask mandates to start the school year. The requirements vary between districts.
The Arkansas Department of Health is receiving a $1.3 million grant to support respite services for caregivers.
A new UAMS study found African Americans have the most hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers say understanding hesitancy is key to reducing health inequities.
Officials are launching initiatives to vaccinate Medicaid recipients and eligible children as COVID-19 hospitalizations and ventilated patients reach an all-time high in Arkansas.
Health Secretary Dr. José Romero recommends school children wear masks as COVID-19 cases increase in young Arkansans.
There are fewer than 40 ICU beds available due to a surge of COVID-19 patients in Arkansas during the last month.