Arkansas MVP: Client toolkit

Arkansas MVP: Client toolkit

There is a free, easy, and safe way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Right now, anyone who is 12 or older can get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to themselves.

Arkansas Medicaid covers the cost of the vaccine for Medicaid clients. You will be asked for your Medicaid card, but you will not be required to pay anything for the vaccine. You can get FREE transportation to get vaccinated and the vaccine visit will not count against the 12 office visits you get each year.

Getting vaccinated is the best option to protect yourself from the virus. Arkansas Medicaid wants to make sure you’re healthy and safe.

How can I get vaccinated?

There are currently three authorized COVID-19 vaccines, and each one of them is safe, effective, and available at locations in every county in Arkansas.

If you have a trusted primary care physician, doctor, or pharmacist, we suggest that you reach out to them. If not, don’t worry. There are plenty of places to get vaccinated, even after hours or on the weekends.

At Vaccines.gov, you can search by ZIP code to find a pharmacy near you offering any of the three vaccines. Search for a location near you here. You can also call 1-800-232-0233.

The Arkansas Department of Health has a list of vaccine clinics around the state. Find one near you by clicking here.

If you need a ride to get vaccinated, Arkansas Medicaid provides clients non-emergency transportation. Call 1-888-987-1200.

Why should I get vaccinated?

The number of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas is going up very fast, and the Delta variant is putting younger and healthier people in the hospital. This is a dangerous virus, and it can cause serious health problems and even death.

The vaccine helps prevent you from getting COVID-19. Some people who are vaccinated do still get the virus, but they are much less likely to have serious complications or be hospitalized. Almost all the people hospitalized in Arkansas right now with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to get the shot and get protected.

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Incentive programs

Some cities are offering incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated:

Little Rock

The city of Little Rock is offering unvaccinated Little Rock residents up to $100 for getting vaccinated. To qualify, you must get at least one of the shots at one of the city vaccine clinics listed below.

Those who provide proof of having gotten a first vaccine dose at another clinic and who choose to get their second vaccine dose at a participating clinic, or those who get a single-dose vaccine at a participating clinic, can get a $100 Visa Card. The maximum incentive amount is $100 per person.

Incentive clinics will be held at the following locations:

Saturday, Oct. 2, from 1-5 p.m. at Southwest Community Center [MAP]
o First and second dose of Pfizer will be available

Saturday, Nov. 6, from 1-5 p.m. at West Central Community Center [MAP]
o First and second dose of Moderna will be available
o Johnson and Johnson will be available

Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1-5 p.m. at West Central Community Center [MAP]
o First and second dose of Moderna will be available
o Johnson and Johnson will be available

Fayetteville

The city of Fayetteville is offering a one-time $100 incentive for anyone living or working in Fayetteville who become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 between Aug. 17, 2021, and Oct. 15, 2021.

Students living in Fayetteville while attending the University of Arkansas are eligible for the $100 incentive. The incentive does NOT apply to booster shots.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2021. To qualify, you must have received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the eligibility time period.
You must complete this form to request the one-time incentive payment.

Applying for Vaccine Incentives for Children
If you are a parent or guardian of children who have completed their full vaccination between Aug. 17 and Oct. 15, 2021, there is a place on this form where you may include their vaccination information as well. You do not need to complete separate forms for each child.

Next Steps
After you have submitted this form, City staff will review the information you provided and will contact you regarding the status of your application within two business days.

Claiming your Incentive Payment
If your application is approved, the payment will be given in cash. To pick up your payment, you must come in person to Fayetteville City Hall, 113 West Mountain St. A photo ID will be required.

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