Those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in Chicot County will now have an opportunity to do so in only one dose.

The Chicot County Department of Health will host a mass COVID-19 clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at Days Inn, 912 Highway 65/82 in Lake Village.

The clinic will offer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose. 

The doses will be available to anyone 18 or older on a first-come, first served basis, and will be provided without out-of-pocket expense for the recipient.

Those who have insurance cards should bring them to the unit.

“The three authorized COVID-19 vaccines have each undergone rigorous reviews that have proven them to be both safe and effective,” a health department spokesperson said. 

To learn more about the vaccines and the ADH vaccination plan, visit bit.ly/3mmoF1J. 

As of Monday, approximately 16.7 percent of people in the nine county southeastern hospital region were fully vaccinated, and approximately 13 percent more were partially immunized. Statewide, a total of 462,515 people — 19.48 percent of the population — were fully immunized, while another 352,806, 14.86 percent, were partially vaccinated.

When examining the statewide rate of infection Sunday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the numbers were “encouraging.”

“The numbers continue to be encouraging. Our efforts to beat this virus are working, and we must continue to get vaccinated,” he said.

Chicot County had only one active case as of Monday.

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