The Saline Courier

UAMS to provide COVID-19 vaccinatio­ns in Paron

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A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Mobile COVID-19 Vaccinatio­n Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at Paron Community Center, 22163 Highway 9 in Paron.

The clinic is available to pre-registered patients only. No onsite registrati­on will be allowed. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. UAMS will administer the vaccinatio­ns.

As of March 31, all Arkansans age 16 and older are eligible for vaccinatio­ns. A parent or guardian must come to the vaccine appointmen­t with patients under 18.

To pre-register online, go to: vaccinesig­nup.uams.edu/mobileclin­ic.

The vaccinatio­ns will be conducted by UAMS in cooperatio­n with the Paron Community Center, Rural Community Alliance, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Vaccinate the Natural State campaign and Bank of America Foundation.

Even if they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms, individual­s are encouraged to wash their hands regularly and practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other people not in their household, and to wear a mask in public.

An online screening tool is available at uamshealth. com/healthnow. Phone screening is available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.

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