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Arkansas Covid Vaccine Total Ranks Among Lowest In US

Courtesy: Arkansas Governors Office

ARKANSAS COVID VACCINE GOAL— Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has set a goal to have half of the state’s population at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus within the next three months. Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the goal as the state continues to lag most of the country in vaccinations.

"We currently have 1,038,000 Arkansans or 34% that have received at least one shot, " Hutchinson said. "With that we want to be able to increase that to 50% and to do that that means that we have to have 467,000 more Arkansans vaccinated within the next 90 days to meet this goal."

" . . . we have to have 467,000 more Arkansans vaccinated within the next 90 days to meet this (50%) goal." Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas

Credit Courtesy: Arkansas Governors Office
Courtesy: Arkansas Governors Office

President Joe Biden set a goal to have shots delivered to 70% of adult Americans by July 4.   Hutchinson’s goal will require more than 467,000 Arkansans to get shots by early August. Health officials announced a series of “pop-up" clinics that will be held at events in the coming weeks where shots will be available.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.