A community COVID-19 vaccination clinic is planned for Wednesday, April 7, at the Independence County Health Unit in Batesville, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 3:30 p.m. or until supplies last.

Vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Independence County Health Unit is located at 120 Weaver Ave. in Batesville.

Doses will be available to those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in Arkansas, which includes Arkansans aged 16 and older. However, these clinics will administer only the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, so these clinics will only be able to provide vaccinations to those 18 years and older. Those who are 16-17 years old are advised to only receive the Pfizer vaccine at this time.

There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine. People should bring their insurance cards if they have one. If they do not have insurance, the vaccine will still be available at no charge.

The three authorized COVID-19 vaccines have each undergone rigorous reviews that have proven them to be both safe and effective. You can learn more about the vaccines and ADH vaccination plan by clicking here.

To find out more information about vaccine availability in your area, visit the ADH website or call 1-800-985-6030.

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