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Each state determines which segments of the population are vaccinated in what order. This information can change within a few days, so check with your state's Covid-19 Vaccination website frequently.


From the Arkansas Deptartment of Health (as of March 16th)

Phase 1-C has started, which means vaccinations are happening now for:
Arkansans aged 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19. Conditions include obesity, diabetes, pulmonary disease, heart disease, hypertension, kidney disease, cancer, Down syndrome, immunocompromised, sickle cell disease, and pregnancy.

-Essential workers in:

  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Foodservice
  • Information technology and communications
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Public health/human services
  • Public safety
  • Shelter and housing
  • Transportation and logistics
-People residing in high-risk settings
  • Includes those who are incarcerated or detained; those living in group homes, congregate settings, or crowded housing; and student housing such as dorms and Greek housing.
Arkansans in Phase 1-B also remain eligible, which means vaccinations can happen now for:
  • 65 years and older
  • Education
  • Police, fire, other first responders
  • Corrections
  • Food and Agriculture
  • People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Essential Government
  • Grocery Store/Meal Delivery
  • Postal/Package Delivery Service
  • Public Transit
  • Houses of Worship Clergy/Faith Leaders
  • Manufacturing
Vaccinations can also continue for groups in Phase 1-A, including health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities and these high priority groups: EMS, fire, and law enforcement who serve as first responders, primary care, urgent care, college/university student health center, K-12 health clinics and school nurses, dental clinics, pharmacies, home health, private care/personal care, hospice care, dialysis centers, correctional staff involved in patient care and transfer, morticians/funeral home staff involved in direct contact or conducting transports and blood donation centers.


Local Arkansas Vaccine Providers

College Hill Drug
Walmart (Ark Blvd)
WalGreens (Ashdown)
WalMart (Ashdown)
WalMart (Hope)

State of Arkansas Vaccination Plan
Arkansas Vaccination Location


From the Texas Department of State Health Services (as of March 9th)

School and Child Care Personnel Now Eligible To Be Vaccinated

The following education and child care personnel are now eligible to be vaccinated in Texas:
  • Those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools;
  • Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers); and
  • Those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.

Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B: People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness, including but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Organ transplantation
  • Overweight / Obesity*
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

*Understanding the Overweight / Obesity Vaccine QualificationOne of the underlying health conditions that puts people at risk for severe COVID-19 is being overweight. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is an index based on calculations using a person's height and weight. To calculate your BMI simply click the button below to use the CDC's BMI Calculator.  Check your BMI here.
If your BMI is 25 or higher you currently qualify to receive the vaccine in Texas.

Local Texas Vaccine Providers

Christus St. Michael (HUB)

Texas and Arkansas residents are able to cross the state line to be vaccinated.

Texas Vaccination Plan and Vaccine Locations
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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