COVID-19 vaccine offered again

HOPE – The mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic partnership between the Hope Public Schools and ExpressRx expands to Friday, April 30, at Hope High School.

The sixth clinic will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MAC building at Hope High School, HPS District Nurse Renee Sells, RN, said.

A total of 1,553 vaccine doses have been administered to date since January through the partnership clinics, which has contributed to a countywide “fully vaccinated” rate of 11.46 percent of the Hempstead County population, according to data available at https://data.democratandchronicle.com/covid-19-vaccine-tracker/arkansas/hempstead-county-ar/05057/ online.

Registration for the Friday clinic at HHS through Express Rx of Hope is required at https://ExpressRxVaccinationAppointments.as.me/1330HopeHigh online.

Registration by phone is available at 870-777-4643.

Persons without a return email address should use vaccine@expressrx.net as their return email address for registration purposes.

Completion of the COVID-19 Consent Form provided at www.hpsdistrict.org online is also required.

A photo ID, insurance card and Medicare card, where applicable, must be presented at the door. Any form of photo ID is acceptable, and walk-ins are welcome, Sells said.

The Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available for all individuals ages 18 and over, Sells said. Neither are approved for individuals under age 16. Individuals receiving the second dosage of Moderna vaccine must also present their COVID-19 vaccination record at the door.

Sells said individuals who have been given a first dose of the Moderna vaccine are still eligible for the second dose of the vaccine within 14 days after the minimum 28 day waiting period.

Sells said there is no “out of pocket” cost for either vaccination. Wheelchair service will be available at the door of the MAC center. Spanish translators will be on site to assist with check in.

COVID-19 protocols will apply, including:

--Wear loose fitting shirt or blouse for easy access to upper arm.

--Wear a face mask.

--Observe social distancing.

--Be prepared to remain on site for 20 minutes after vaccination.

Parking at HHS will be in designated areas at the north side of the South Main Street entrance.

Questions should be directed to Sells at 870-777-3451, ext. 612.