For Me. For You. For Arkansas.

Choice is a powerful thing. As a community, we recognize the incredible impact COVID-19 has had on our lives. You have the choice to help Arkansas shape our new path forward beyond this virus. By taking action and getting the vaccine, you are helping protect your family, friends, coworkers, and fellow residents in the state of Arkansas. You play a crucial role in ending the pandemic by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

For Me. For You. For Arkansas.

Choice is a powerful thing. As a community, we recognize the incredible impact COVID-19 has had on our lives. You have the choice to help Arkansas shape our new path forward beyond this virus. By taking action and getting the vaccine, you are helping protect your family, friends, coworkers, and fellow residents in the state of Arkansas. You play a crucial role in ending the pandemic by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

How To Get Vaccinated

Baptist Health has set up COVID-19 vaccination sites at medical centers, clinics, and urgent care locations across the state. Third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines—and booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccinesare available to eligible groups at select Baptist Health clinics and medical centers. Our urgent care locations also offer booster doses of the Moderna vaccine.

The most current information regarding Baptist Health vaccination clinics can be found via MyChart or by calling 1-888-BAPTIST.

All Arkansans 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Age eligibility for certain vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson – varies by Baptist Health location. 

  • Insurance card and photo ID 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Card (if applicable)
  • For patients under 18 years of age, please bring a photo ID or some form of identification or documentation that includes the patient’s name and date of birth. A parent must sign consent for minors to receive the vaccination.
  • To view our step-by-step guide on activating your MyChart account, click here.
  • To view our step-by-step guide on appointment scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine via MyChart, click here.

Moderately to severely immunocompromised people may not build enough protection against COVID-19 after receiving their second dose. In this case, a third dose is necessary to help them build more protection against the disease. A third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is only recommended for moderately to severely immunocompromised recipients ages 12 and older who received their second dose of the vaccine at least 28 days ago and fall under established criteria.

A booster can be given to those whose immune response may have weakened over time. This response is referred to as “waning immunity.” The FDA has authorized booster doses for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as safe and effective for eligible individuals. (See “Who Should Receive A Booster Dose?” for details)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised recipients ages 12 and older who received their second dose of the vaccine at least 28 days ago and who fall under established criteria. Those coming for a third dose should receive the same vaccine that had previously been administered.

The CDC classifies eligible recipients as those who: 

  • Are in active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies 
  • Have received a transplant and are taking immunosuppressive therapy 
  • Have received CAR-T cell therapy or a stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy) 
  • Have advanced or untreated HIV infection 
  • Have a moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome 
  • Are undergoing active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids and other pharmaceuticals that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the following recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility. 

Pfizer & Moderna: For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series: 

  • 65 years and older 
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings 
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions 
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings 

Johnson & Johnson: Booster shots of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago. 

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix-and-match dosing for booster shots. 

If your situation appears to not be addressed by this guidance or if you have any questions, please speak with your healthcare provider.

  • To view our step-by-step guide on accessing your proof of vaccination for COVID-19 via MyChart, click here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11. Please check with your child’s pediatrician to schedule an appointment for the vaccine and to answer any questions you may have.

Ways To Schedule Your Vaccine

Medical Centers

Baptist Health’s medical centers in Fort Smith, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Stuttgart, and Heber Springs offer the COVID-19 vaccine and/or third doses and Pfizer booster shots. Hours of operation vary by location. Walk-ins are welcome at most locations, but patients with appointments are given priority.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia

Baptist Health Medical Plaza-Fort Smith

  • Location: 1500 Dodson Avenue. Fort Smith, AR 72901
  • Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Pfizer
  • Third Dose Available For Eligible Groups: Yes
  • Booster Dose Available for Eligible Groups: Yes; Pfizer only.
  • Additional Information: First and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are not available at this location. Appointments are required.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs

  • Location: 1800 Bypass Rd. Heber Springs, AR 72543
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Pfizer
  • Third Dose Available For Eligible Groups: Yes
  • Booster Dose Available for Eligible Groups: Yes; Pfizer only.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County

  • Location: 1001 Schneider Dr. Malvern, AR 72104
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Pfizer
  • Third Dose Available For Eligible Groups: Yes
  • Booster Dose Available for Eligible Groups: Yes; Pfizer only.
  • Additional Information: Please use Emergency Department entrance.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart

  • Location: 1703 N. Buerkle St. Stuttgart, AR 72160
  • Hours of Operation: Fridays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Pfizer
  • Third Dose Available For Eligible Groups: Yes
  • Booster Dose Available for Eligible Groups: Yes; Pfizer only.
  • Additional Information: Appointments are required.

Primary Care Clinics

COVID-19 vaccines and third dose shots (for eligible individuals) are available by appointment at many Baptist Health clinics across the state. To confirm vaccine availability at a clinic near you, call the clinic directly, log in to the MyChart portal or call 1-888-BAPTIST. Age criteria is dependent on the vaccine being administered. 

Urgent Care Clinics

Baptist Health Urgent Care centers offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots each Wednesday to people 18 years of age or older. Patients interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can walk in or register for an appointment in advance by visiting BaptistHealthUrgentCare.net/HoldMySpot.

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Beebe

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Benton

Baptist Health Urgent Care- Bryant

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Cabot

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Fort Smith

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Fort Smith (Zero Street)

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Jacksonville

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Little Rock

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Little Rock (West)

Baptist Health Urgent Care-North Little Rock

Community Outreach Mobile Clinics

All participants can pre-register by calling (501) 202-1540.

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