Arkansas materials and resources related to the COVID-19 vaccine
Thank you for your interest in helping us to encourage Arkansas communities to get vaccinated. Easy-to-use resources are available below for you to download and share with your community members. With your help, we can empower Arkansans with accurate information to make the decision to get vaccinated.
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.
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.
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.
Abigail Peerce, Nurse Practitioner
Caitlin Hefley, Nurse
Ashley, School teacher, patient
Maddie, Abigail’s daughter
Craig, Abigail’s husband
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.
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
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
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.
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.