U of A, Tyson Lead Mass Vaccination Clinic Efforts

January 16, 2021

COVID-19

U of A, Tyson Lead Mass Vaccination Clinic Efforts

Debbie Fritsche

Phase 1B of the state's vaccine distribution timeline is set to begin Monday, Jan. 18. Those who are 70 or older, work in healthcare or higher education, are approved to receive the vaccine according to the ADH.

  • U of A Chancellor Joe Steinmetz confirmed Wednesday that faculty, staff and graduate students are considered eligible to receive the vaccine and can do so in a large-scale vaccination clinic on Jan. 23, at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium from 10am to 4pm. -Arkansas Traveler

Tyson Food is partnering with Matrix Medical Network to launch mobile health clinics and expert clinical staff, administration, and counseling, at Tyson Foods facilities beginning in early 2021. -5 News

  • Tyson said the company is confident and committed to their long-term goal of providing vaccines for all employees who want one, and strongly encourage them to do so.
  • Dean Banks, CEO and President at Tyson Foods said, "Providing vaccine education and accessibility is a critical part of our ongoing commitment to put the health and safety of our team members first." -5 News

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