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People currently eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Phase 1-A

  • High priority healthcare workers
  • Long-term care facility staff & residents
  • Other high priority groups
    • Pharmacies
    • Home health
    • Private care/personal care
    • Hospice care
    • Dialysis centers
    • Correctional staff involved in patient care and transfer
    • Blood donation centers
    • Primary care
    • Urgent care
    • College/university student health center
    • K-12 health clinics and school nurses
    • Dental clinics
    • EMS, fire and law enforcement who serve as first responders
    • Morticians/funeral home staff involved in direct contact

Phase 1-B

  • Arkansans aged 65 years or older
  • Arkansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Education including K-12, childcare and higher ed
  • Frontline essential workers:
    • Food and agricultural workers
    • Firefighters/police not in 1-A
    • Manufacturing workers
    • Grocery store and meal delivery workers
    • Public transit workers
    • Postal and package delivery workers
    • Essential government workers
    • Houses of worship
    • Other correctional staff

Phase 1-C

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

The categories of eligible Arkansans under Phase 1-C of the COVID-19 vaccination plan are detailed by the Arkansas Department of Health.

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