In recognition of Adult Immunization week, we will conduct a Facebook live interview with Dr. Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP, Professor & Director of General Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He will answer your questions and share information on the importance of adult vaccinations. Hopkins was appointed to chair the National Vaccine Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is nationally known speaker on Adult Immunization Practices.

DATE: August 27, 2018

TIME: Noon CST

Location:  Live session is over but watch a recording here! 

After the program, we encourage you to read more on various resources available in Arkansas for adult vaccinations!

National Resources: 

OR

  • Click below to take a short quiz by the CDC to help determine the adult vaccines you need: 

Take this adolescent and adult vaccine quiz to find out which vaccines you may need.

Arkansas Resources for Adult Vaccinations

  • The UAMS Centers on Aging will offer free flu vaccine events this Fall!  Dates will be announced soon – check back here for more details coming soon!
  • 2018-2019 Flu Season – For information about Mass Flu Clinics, contact your Local Public Health Unit.
  • Consult with your physician on appropriate time and location to receive adult vaccinations
  • Visit pharmacies in Arkansas and ask pharmacist for details on adult vaccination options

This program is sponsored by the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) of the UAMS Donald W. Reynold’s Institute of Aging – Department of Geriatrics and the UAMS Centers on Aging.  The AGEC collaborative is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $2.4 million for a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program under grant #U1QHP23723.

The UAMS Centers on Aging consists of a network of seven Centers of Aging (COA) whose mission also is to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families in the areas they serve. COAs provide older Arkansans with local access to specialized educational and clinical care. The RIOA in Little Rock, established by a $28.8 million gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, is preparing for a first in the country’s history: by the end of 2019, there will be as many retired Americans as children. This demographic shift will force us to no longer just maintain a person’s life but ensure those extra years are healthier, more productive and viable. In 2009, the Reynolds Foundation provided an additional $33.4 million gift, enabling RIOA to broaden its services and continue providing outstanding health care to older persons in Arkansas.