Vaccine news: Walmart adds more locations, Medical Arts offers online appointments

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The vaccination news is coming at us faster than we can get it out, so we’re going to try to collect it here in one roundup.

Here’s what we know about where you might be able to get a shot this week.

Medical Arts Pharmacy opens up for online appointments

Medical Arts Pharmacy has a new system for online appointments, with some availability beginning on March 15.

The pharmacy is scheduling anyone in the 1-A and 1-B categories of eligibility in the state.

To schedule, visit Proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of appointment.

Pharmacy manager Leigh Smith told us they’ll be posting availabile appointments weekly, so check back regularly to catch them as they open up.

Individuals in the 1-C eligibility group may still sign up for the Medical Arts waitlist, and may be contacted when that phase begins.

Walmart, Sams Club issues note to media on COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Arkansas

We’re still noticing a lot of availability for COVID-19 vaccinations at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations around the state, and this week, the company sent a media release in hopes of reminding Arkansans that they are still taking appointments.

The companies are administering vaccines as part of the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy program.

In Arkansas, the stores are vaccinating those in the 1-A and 1-B phase of eligibility.

A full list of NWA stores currently giving COVID-19 vaccines is listed below.

Eligible patients can make their appointment through our online scheduler by visiting or

Sams Club
Sam’s Club, 3081 N Highway 112, Fayetteville, AR, 72704
Sam’s Club, 1517 Gene George Blvd., Springdale, AR, 72762

Walmart Supercenter, 3919 No. Mall Ave., Fayetteville, AR, 72703
Walmart Supercenter, 367 W Main St., Farmington, AR, 72730
Walmart Supercenter, 4900 Jennifer Terrace, Springdale, AR, 72762
Walmart Supercenter, 2004 S Pleasant St, Springdale, AR, 72764
Walmart Supercenter, 4870 Elm Springs Rd., Springdale, AR, 72762
Walmart Supercenter, 2110 W Walnut St., Rogers, AR, 72756
Walmart Supercenter, 1819 S 8th St., Rogers, AR, 72756
Walmart Supercenter, 406 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR, 72712
Walmart Supercenter, 157 Gary Hatfield Way, Huntsville, AR, 72740
Walmart Supercenter, 367 W Cherry St., Alma, AR, 72921
Walmart Supercenter, 1000 W Trimble Ave., Berryville, AR, 72616
Walmart Supercenter, 1400 East Main St., Booneville, AR, 72927
Walmart Supercenter, 161 N. Walmart Drive, Harrison, AR, 72601
Walmart Supercenter, 2425 South Zero St., Fort Smith, AR, 72901
Walmart Supercenter, 8600 US Hwy 71 S., Fort Smith, AR, 72908
Walmart Supercenter, 551 Liberty Dr., Greenwood, AR, 72936
Walmart Supercenter, 2901 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR, 72761
Walmart Supercenter, 2214 Fayetteville Rd., Van Buren, AR, 72956

NWA Vaccine Clinics this weekend

According to the NWA Council’s vaccine calendar, there are a handful of clinics taking place in the region this weekend.

Northwest Health will be offering second doses for individuals who received a first dose from them a few weeks ago in Springdale today.

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks will continue their vaccine clinics for veterans through the weekend.

Community Pharmacy is also offering clinics for those eligible for vaccine on Friday.

Other opportunities in the coming weeks are also listed.

Washington Regional continues to offer vaccine appointments

As we mentioned earlier this week, Washington Regional Hospital has a new website for self-scheduling vaccine appointments.

A quick perusal of the site this morning lists available appointments as soon as tomorrow, with plenty of availability listed in the days and weeks after.

For more info or to schedule an appointment, visit

Eligibility information, community pharmacy wait lists, and more

The state is currently working to vaccinate the 1-B priority group which includes individuals over 65 years of age, workers in food manufacturing, and workers in education including higher ed, K-12, and daycare. Governor Asa Hutchinson this week added essential workers in food and agriculture, grocery stores, meal delivery, postal service, public transit, government workers, houses of worship, along with those with developmental disabilities as new groups now eligible for the vaccine.

Vaccination clinics are also taking place around the region, including at Washington Regional, Northwest Health, and Mercy in Springdale.

Here are links/info for the waiting lists for pharmacies in Washington County for the 1-A and early 1-B group:
» Collier Drug Stores – Visit this website
» Medical Arts Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Community Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Heartland Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Walmart – Visit this website
» Sam’s Club – Visit this website

A list of other pharmacies around the state vaccinating right now is available here.