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Information for Arkansas – Why get the COVID-19 vaccine?



Hear from your Arkansas neighbors about why it’s important to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch their stories and see why they chose to get the vaccine. Learn from local physicians about why getting the vaccine is important. And, for more information about the vaccine and how to get one, visit the resources listed on the left side of this page.



Video Stories

Hear from your Arkansas neighbors, trusted local physicians and others who have been directly impacted by COVID-19:

A Way Out with the Fordyce Redbugs

 

The opportunity to keep the Fordyce football team’s season on track was a powerful motivator for the school and team to learn about and accept the vaccine. Also, hear how the school district has taken a unique approach to finding a way out of the pandemic, offering a monetary incentive for students who become fully vaccinated. 

Featuring:
  • Sheryl Palmer and Susan Spears, Dallas County Museum 
  • Carson Williams, Football player, Fordyce High School  
  • Dr. Judy Hubbell, Superintendent, Fordyce School District
  • Payton Blackmon, Student, Fordyce High School
  • Ruth Walker, Payton’s mom
  • Daniel Bryant, Pharmacist, Watson Pharmacy

Sheila Faye Reeder | Marianna, Arkansas

 

Sheila Faye Reeder, beloved community member and educator in Marianna, Arkansas, lost her life to COVID-19 only weeks after testing positive for the virus. Family, friends, and fellow community members reflect on the impact Ms. Reeder had on the lives she touched.

Featuring:
  • Tony Washington, Son
  • Destinee Evans, Member of Sheila Reeder’s Praise Dance Team
  • Michelle Branch, Principal, Anna Strong Learning Academy
  • Dianna Evans, Friend/Mother of Praise Dance Team Member
  • Gina Akins, Sister
  • Ella Brewer, Mother
  • Ronald Broussard, Pastor, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Abigail Peerce | Green Forest Community Clinic

 

Nurse practitioner Abigail Peerce, who is the sole medical provider at a rural community clinic in Green Forest, Arkansas, shares the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her family and her patients.

Featuring:
  • Abigail Peerce, Nurse Practitioner
  • Caitlin Hefley, Nurse
  • Ashley, School teacher, patient
  • Maddie, Abigail’s daughter
  • Craig, Abigail’s husband
  • Kay, Patient

Become a community partner


A variety of resources are available for you to help encourage your communities to get vaccinated. Assets include: video stories from Arkansans; public service announcements (PSAs); messaging for social media, emails, websites and advertisements; fliers and more.

Thank you to the following partners

Together with our partners we are providing accurate vaccine safety information and sharing the stories of Arkansans directly impacted by COVID-19 to inform all Arkansans with the details they need to get vaccinated.

Community Health Centers of Arkansas

Lee County Cooperative Clinic, Marianna

East Arkansas Family Health Center, West Memphis

Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, Green Forest

Community Clinic, Springdale

St. Bernards Healthcare Center, Jonesboro

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership

Rural Health Association of Arkansas

Arkansas State Library System

Fordyce School District, Fordyce

Arkansas State Veterans Home, Fayetteville

Arkansas Medical Society

Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
 

PSAs

David and Chandler Rackley | Little Rock


David Rackley believes that it's a personal decision, not a political decision, to get vaccinated. The vaccine became a no-brainer for David Rackley when it became apparent that COVID-19 was a severe and devastating disease.

David and Chandler Rackley
Little Rock, Arkansas

Ella Brewster | Marianna, Arkansas


Ella shares the last conversation with her daughter, Faye Reeder, before losing her to COVID-19. She describes the loss of her daughter as devastating to her family.

Ella Brewster
Marianna, Arkansas

Ashley Peerce | Lead Hill, Arkansas


Ashley Peerce teaches art in Lead Hill, Arkansas. As a public-school teacher, she feels it's her duty to be vaccinated; however, she didn't make the decision easily.

Ashley Peerce
Lead Hill, Arkansas

Jeanine and Antonio Tiggs | Marion, Arkansas


Jeanine Tiggs and her husband Antonio both contracted COVID-19. Antonio has several underlying medical issues, and they are sure that he would have died if he wasn't vaccinated.

Jeanine and Antonio Tiggs
Marion, Arkansas

Alice Guthrie | Conway, Arkansas


Alice Guthrie was concerned with keeping her parents safe from COVID-19 (she is the caregiver for parents and extended family). She never dreamed she would lose her husband to COVID-19.

Alice Guthrie
Conway, Arkansas

Sarah Wilson | Conway, Arkansas


Sarah Wilson nearly lost her 15-year-old son, a high school football player, to COVID-19. Sarah and her husband were vaccinated but took a cautious approach to their son's vaccination. He contracted COVID within days of his first shot.

Sarah Wilson
Conway, Arkansas

Carson Williams | Fordyce High School Football Player - Fordyce, AR


Carson Williams is a senior at Fordyce High School, where he plays football for the Redbugs. After thoughtful consideration, he decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help keep his classmates and community safe.

Carson Williams
Fordyce High School Football Player
Fordyce, Arkansas

Daniel Bryant | Pharmacist at Watson Pharmacy, Fordyce, Arkansas


Pharmacist Daniel Bryant believes vaccines are the miracle of modern medicine. He works to educate the Fordyce community about the COVID-19 vaccine and partnered with the Fordyce School District to immunize (or inoculate) students requesting the vaccine.

Daniel Bryant
Pharmacist at Watson Pharmacy
Fordyce, Arkansas

Kristen Luce, NP | The Children’s Clinic - Jonesboro, Arkansas


“I encourage you to talk to your child’s doctor about getting their COVID-19 vaccines.”

Kristen Luce, NP
Nurse Practitioner, The Children’s Clinic
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Dr. Jane Sneed | Pediatrician, The Children’s Clinic - Jonesboro, Arkansas


“Our fight is against COVID. It’s not against the vaccine.”

Jane Sneed, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, The Children’s Clinic
Jonesboro, Arkansas

In partnership with Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Christine Hartford | NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas


“I encourage all my patients to get the vaccine, number one for their own health, to keep them from becoming infected with COVID, from being hospitalized and most importantly to stay alive.”

Christine Hartford, MD
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas

In partnership with the Arkansas Medical Society

Dr. Amanda Deel | NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas


“To me, it’s about being a good neighbor, it’s one of the only ways that we have to bring the pandemic to an end.”

Amanda Deel, DO
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas

In partnership with the Arkansas Medical Society

Dr. Adrienne Hatchett | East Arkansas Family Health Center - West Memphis, Arkansas


"The vaccine works."

Adrienne Hatchett, MD
East Arkansas Family Health Center
West Memphis, Arkansas

East Arkansas Family Health Center is part of the network of Community Health Centers of Arkansas.



Dr. Shane Speights | NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas


“These vaccines are safe, effective, prevent hospitalization and death, and everyone needs to get one.”

Shane Speights, DO
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas

In partnership with the Arkansas Medical Society

Dr. Kasey Holder | Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Bernards Medical Center - Jonesboro, Arkansas


"If you don’t want to do it for yourself, please consider doing it for all of those that love you.”

Kasey Holder, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Bernards Medical Center
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Dr. Susan Ward Jones | East Arkansas Family Health Center - West Memphis, Arkansas


“So many people think that because I’ve had COVID-19 that I don’t need to get the vaccine. Experts all agree that boosting your own immunity with the vaccination really confers the greatest level of protection.”

Susan Ward-Jones, MD
East Arkansas Family Health Center
West Memphis, Arkansas

East Arkansas Family Health Center is part of the network of Community Health Centers of Arkansas.



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