In the past week, Arkansas has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, with over 3,600 new cases confirmed, according to the Department of Health. As a result, health professionals are strongly encouraging residents to take advantage of the new COVID-19 vaccine, which will be available in the coming weeks.
With the approaching fall season, there is a concern among doctors about a possible spike in COVID-19 cases as colder weather leads to cold and flu season. It is crucial to protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated.
Brenna Neumann, the pharmacy manager at the new Collier Drug location in Cave Springs, emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated. She states, “The COVID vaccine is still our best tool for preventing serious COVID disease as well as long COVID symptoms. It’s the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones.”
Most vaccination centers, including Collier Drug locations, offer walk-in vaccinations or the option to make an appointment. Many people have been asking whether it is possible to receive both the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine simultaneously. Neumann reassures the public that it is safe to receive both vaccines together without any specific timing or intervals.
It is essential to note that the latest COVID-19 vaccine is not a government-sponsored program. However, most health insurance plans should cover the cost of the vaccine, with the exception of individualized co-pays. Those without health insurance will be responsible for the full payment.
Stay informed and protect yourself by taking advantage of the new COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Remember, getting vaccinated is the best defense against COVID-19 and its potential complications.
– Department of Health
– Brenna Neumann, pharmacy manager at Collier Drug