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OCMC to host COVID-19 clinics

by By Camden News Staff | April 7, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.
Photo by Bradly Gill Kyle Hively, PharmD at Ouachita County Medical Center, draws from a vial containing a COVID-19 vaccine at the Green Room during Friday's vaccination clinic.

Ouachita County Medical Center will host two COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week utilizing the Pfizer vaccine.

The first will be held in downtown Chidester on Thursday, April 8; and the second will be at the OCMC Green Center on Friday, April 9.

Vaccinations are available by appointment and may be scheduled by calling (870) 836-5015. All OCMC employees and volunteers can set up a vaccination appointment by contacting Employee Health.

All Arkansan adults are now eligible for vaccination. Adolescents 16 or older are also authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine with the consent of a parent or guardian.

COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be both safe and effective with almost 150 million doses administered in the United States. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit healthy.arkansas.gov or cdc.gov/coronavirus.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will also be holding a health clinic in the area on Tuesday, June 8. Its mobile “Mammovan” will be at the CABUN Rural Health Services

Clinic beginning at 8:30 a.m. to offer quick screening mammogram services. Call UAMS at 1-800-259-8794 to schedule an appointment.

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