What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms. For people who have symptoms, illness can range from mild to severe. Learn more at the link below.CDC | COVID-19
How can I prevent COVID-19?
There are several ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands regularly, wear a mask in public, and quarantine and/or isolate when you’re sick. Most importantly, get vaccinated against COVID-19.CDC | How to protect yourself and others
Why should I get vaccinated?
COVID-19 vaccines can lower your risk of getting really sick or dying from the coronavirus. COVID-19 can still be spread, and people can still get sick. It’s important for everyone to gain protection against the virus to prevent more hospitalizations and deaths.CDC | Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
Who can get vaccinated?
Vaccines are available to everyone 5 years and older, and booster shots are available to anyone 16 and up – find a clinic in Northwest Arkansas by clicking the link below!Northwest Arkansas Vaccine Clinics
When do I need a booster shot?
The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to stay up-to-date on your vaccination and booster shots. There are multiple vaccines that have different rules for boosters. If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, you should get your booster 5 months after your second shot. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you should get your booster 2 months after your first shot. Learn more below.CDC | Vaccine Booster Shots
Find a Vaccine Clinic Near You
COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots are available at no cost to you. Click the links below to find a clinic near you.
Northwest Arkansas Vaccine Clinics
The Northwest Arkansas Council’s Vaccine Calendar displays vaccine clinics in Benton & Washington counties. Click here for more.NWA Council Vaccine Calendar
Arkansas Department of Health Vaccine Map
The Arkansas Department of Health has created a list of locations throughout the state where you can get your COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for more.ADH Vaccine Locations
Mobile Health Screenings
UAMS and its partners are offering mobile health screenings and COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state of Arkansas. Click here for a list of clinics currently scheduled.Mobile Health Screenings
When should I get a COVID test?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID, such as a sore throat, a cough, a fever, or loss of taste or smell, you should get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Luckily, there are several options to get a COVID-19 test. See below for more information.CDC | COVID-19 Testing
Find a COVID-19 Test Near You
COVID-19 tests are available through multiple organizations at no cost to you. Click the links below to find a testing location, or options to receive an at-home COVID test.
Free At-Home Tests
Free tests are available by mail from the United States Government. Click here to order yours.covidtests.gov
Testing clinics in Northwest Arkansas
Click here for a list of Northwest Arkansas locations offering COVID-19 testsNWA Council Testing Resources
CDC | Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. Learn more here.CDC | Myths and Facts
ADH Quarantine & Isolation Calculator
The Arkansas Department of Health has created a calculator to help you determine how long to quarantine or isolate when sick. Click here to view the calculator.ADH | Quarantine & Isolation Calculator
COVID-19 Vaccines & Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
The National Healthy Start Association has created a guide about COVID-19 vaccine myths, benefits and implications for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Click here to learn more.NHSA | Pregnancy and COVID-19 Vaccines
UAMS Community Health & Research has compiled a resource library for community organizations and health care providers to share with their clients. Click here for more.UAMS COVID Resource Library