Uninsured child care workers at Better Beginnings facilities across the state are eligible to get the free shots, thanks to the partnership of two state agencies.
The Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) and Better Beginnings, a program of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, are joining forces for the project.
The APA, which received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Arkansas Department of Health to pursue this initiative, will work with local pharmacists throughout the state to schedule and administer the immunizations.
APA can give 5,000 immunizations (2,500 each of TBAP and influenza vaccines) in this statewide program.
Directors of Better Beginnings centers can request the immunizations at their location by contacting Scott Pace, APA's associate executive vice president, at (501) 372-5250 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
About the Arkansas Pharmacists Association
The mission of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) is to advance a professional and business environment for our members to be successful and fulfilled in serving patients.
About Better Beginnings
Better Beginnings, a program of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, emphasizes parents' understanding of the value of quality child care while providing them with an on-line vehicle for identifying and locating quality child care providers in their communities.