COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available at Pat Walker Health Center

A nursing student gives a COVID-19 vaccination to a university employee.
Russell Cothren, University Relations

A nursing student gives a COVID-19 vaccination to a university employee.

The Pat Walker Health Center is now accepting COVID-19 vaccination appointments for all U of A employees and other eligible members of the campus community who are included in any group of Phase 1-A, Phase 1-B and now Phase 1-C of the state's vaccination plan.

The Arkansas Department of Health added Phase 1-C on Tuesday, March 16. Phase 1-C includes students living in residence halls and Greek chapter houses as well as food service workers. They can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination on campus.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE NOW?

In addition to all U of A employees, some students are now eligible. While most students are not currently eligible for vaccination, those who are included in one of the following groups of phases 1-A, 1-B and 1-C of the state's vaccination plan are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination (proof is required).  

PHASE 1-A

  • Health care workers
  • Long-term care staff/residents
  • First responders

PHASE 1-B

  • Arkansans aged 65 years or older
  • Police, fire, other first responders
  • Education employees (higher education, K-12, childcare)
  • Grocery store and meal delivery employees
  • Postal/package delivery workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Food manufacturing workers
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Houses of worship leaders
  • Corrections employees
  • Essential government

Phase 1-C

  • Arkansans aged 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19
  • People residing in student housing such as dorms and Greek housing
  • Essential workers in:
    • Energy
    • Finance
    • Food service
    • Information technology and communications
    • Legal
    • Media
    • Public health/human services
    • Public safety
    • Shelter and housing
    • Transportation and logistics
  • People residing in other high-risk settings, including those who are incarcerated or detained; those living in group homes, congregate settings or crowded housing.

For information about the state vaccination plan, visit the Arkansas Department of Health website.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE (SPOTS OPEN NOW)

Employees and eligible students can schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointment online through the Pat Walker Health Center's Patient Web Portal: health.uark.edu/appointments.

  • If you are unable to access the Patient Web Portal, please call 479-575-4451, option 1.
  • If you previously had any adverse reactions after a vaccination, call to schedule your appointment.

Only a limited number of appointment slots are available; however, additional appointments will open up as vaccine doses are delivered. If no appointments are available, continue to check back a later time. 

Vaccination is by appointment only — Individuals without an appointment will not be vaccinated.

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

This documentation is required to receive the vaccine:

  • A completed Vaccine Consent Form
  • University photo identification
  • Health Insurance card (only required if you have insurance)
  • Driver's license or other form of photo identification and age verification (for individuals 65-plus)
  • Individualized letter from employer or other employment verification, like a pay stub, to confirm that you are included in one of the eligible groups of individuals listed in phases 1-A, 1-B or 1-C

APPOINTMENT DETAILS

Vaccine Type

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) single dose:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Cannot serve as second dose if previously received Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

Location

Pat Walker Health Center, first-floor classrooms

  • 525 N. Garland Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Use the Northeast Entrance (labeled C)

Parking

Parking is available across the street in the Garland Avenue Garage – Level 6 (Top Level).

The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to you with no out-of-pocket cost. However, Pat Walker Health Center will charge an administration fee to your insurance provider to cover vaccine-related expenses. Uninsured patients will have fees covered by the Health Resource and Services Administration's Provider Relief Fund.

VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES INCREASING OFF CAMPUS

Vaccine availability is also increasing at participating pharmacies and providers across the region. If one of these options is better for you, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

The Arkansas Department of Health provides a map and searchable list of pharmacies providing vaccinations across the state.

Many medical providers that are offering the vaccine to eligible individuals have appointment openings at this time.

Vaccination Scheduling Resources:

In addition, the state now has a toll-free hotline for assistance with scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The line — (800) 985-6030 — will be answered Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Translation services are available.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

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