All Arkansas Tech University faculty, staff and students age 18 or older who have not already been vaccinated are eligible to receive the one-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during walk-in mass vaccination clinics at the W.O. Young Building Ballroom this week.
Dates and times for this week’s ATU vaccination clinics are as follows:
- Wednesday, March 31: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:40-4 p.m.
- Thursday, April 1: 12:30-4 p.m.
Appointments may be made by calling (479) 968-0329 but are not required.
ATU remains in phase one of its pandemic recovery framework, which calls for mandatory face coverings and social distancing on all Arkansas Tech campuses and at university events.
Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president, expressed her appreciation to Gov. Asa Hutchinson for his support of organizations such as universities exercising a local option in regard to face covering mandates. The statewide mask mandate ended on Tuesday, March 30.
“Our ability to move forward in our recovery framework and return to normal at Arkansas Tech will be influenced, in part, by the percentage of our university community that has received a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Bowen. “I encourage anyone who wishes to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to participate in one of our on-campus clinics this week. If you are unsure about receiving the vaccine, I encourage you to consult trusted medical and scientific sources for more information.”
Members of the university community currently in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 or exposure to COVID-19 should not plan to attend this week’s vaccination clinics.
Following an announcement by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday, March 30, all Arkansans age 16 or older are eligible to make a vaccination appointment with a local pharmacy. Those under the age of 18 should note that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has not yet been approved for minors.
A list of pharmacies providing the vaccine is available at www.arrx.org/covid-vaccine-pharmacies.
Visit www.atu.edu/pandemicrecovery to learn more about Arkansas Tech’s continuing mitigation of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.