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Arkansas PBS to address COVID-19 vaccine questions in ‘Arkansans Ask’ Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

Posted 05 Feb 2021

Viewer questions, comments encouraged during live broadcast

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will present the live program “Arkansans Ask: COVID-19 Vaccine” Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., allowing viewers to have their questions and concerns about the vaccine, its availability, side effects and more addressed by a panel of experts. The program will also livestream at and

Expert panelists who will share need-to-know information about the COVID-19 vaccine and the state’s distribution plan include: Dr. José R. Romero, cabinet secretary, Arkansas Dept. of Health; Dr. Jessica Snowden, division chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease, UAMS; LaShannon Spencer, CEO, Community Health Centers of Arkansas; and retired Col. Robert Ator, program manager, Arkansas COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment. Steve Barnes will host.

Viewer questions and comments will be addressed during the live broadcast at or on Twitter and Facebook with #ARAsk. Viewers may also submit questions by voicemail at 501-682-0318.

Additional information about the vaccine is available by contacting the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at 800-803-7847 or A list and map of locations that are administering the vaccine is available at

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