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COVID-19 Vaccine

All Arkansans aged 12+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines are available at no cost for those age 12 and older at the Baxter Regional Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Clinic and Baxter Regional Family Clinic on Market. To request an appointment, call the Baxter Regional COVID-19 Resource Line at (870) 508-7001.

We urge those in our community to please continue using precautions in large groups of people, wash your hands often, wear a mask indoors and get vaccinated. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

If you are eligible, please consider a COVID-19 vaccine. They are available at no cost at multiple Mountain Home locations. Please call for more information, as some require appointments.

Baxter Regional Health System locations:

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines (for anyone aged 12 and older)

  • Baxter Regional Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Clinic
  • Baxter Regional Family Clinic on Market
  • To request an appointment, call the Baxter Regional COVID-19 Resource Line at (870) 508-7001.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines (for previously established patients only aged 18 and older).

  • Baxter Regional Ahrens Clinic – (870) 449-4221
  • Baxter Regional Family Clinic – (870) 425-6212
  • Hometown Clinic Family Practice on Main, Mountain View – (870) 269-7414
  • Hometown Clinic at Mountain View – (870) 269-3447
  • Hometown Clinic at Melbourne – (870) 916-2150
  • Hometown Clinic at Calico Rock – (870) 916-2000

Other local locations:

  • Baxter County Health Unit – (870) 425-3072
  • Boston Mountain Rural Health Center – (870) 701-0238
  • Harps Pharmacy – (870) 508-0071 or (870) 425-6556
  • Heartland Pharmacy – (870) 425-2221
  • Regional Family Medicine – (870) 425-6971
  • Walgreens – (870) 424-3814
  • Walmart Pharmacy – (870) 492-7733

For more vaccine location information:

The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

Important facts about the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Vaccines won’t end the pandemic; other protections will continue. Please continue to cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.
  • No vaccine is 100% effective, but this will give us the best COVID-19 protection.
  • On August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the initial 2-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for those aged 16 years and older.
  • Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) continues for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those aged 12-15 years as well as for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccines.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech is a two dose shot, given 3 weeks apart, for people aged 12 and older.
  • Moderna are two shots, given 4 weeks apart, for people aged 18 and older.
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen is a one dose shot for people aged 18 and older.
  • You are full vaccinated 2 weeks after your second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna and your only shot of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to the patient.
  • After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects of flu-like symptoms. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection.

Information about COVID-19 vaccine boosters:

On August 12, 2021, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for administration of a 3rd (additional) dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after an initial 2-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series for certain immunocompromised people (i.e., people who have undergone solid organ transplantation or have been diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise).

Those wishing to receive an additional dose must meet the following criteria:

1. It has been at least 28 days since you completed the 2nd dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

2. You are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or immunosuppressive medications or treatments, including:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

3. Meet all other CDC eligibility requirements.

People with questions about whether they qualify for a third dose should reach out to their primary care physician. We are currently awaiting guidance regarding booster doses for those who are not immunocompromised. More information about third doses for anyone aged 12 years and older will be released once official guidance from FDA and CDC is issued.

Helpful Links

Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program
COVID 19 FAQs | Arkansas Department of Health
COVID-19 FAQs | CDC
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC
Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet | EUA | Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet | EUA | Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet | EUA | Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Call the Baxter Regional COVID-19 Resource Line at (870) 508-7001 to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test, vaccine or infusion (with provider's order) or reach the Baxter Regional COVID-19 Hotline.

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