- Only a sliver of residents of U.S. states and territories have received at least one covid-19 vaccination.
- The percentage represents residents who have received at least one covid-19 vaccine injection.
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- Hutchinson said Tuesday that a good percentage of people in Phase 1-A -- front-line health care workers, residents of long-term-care facilities, first responders -- have received vaccinations, which partly led to the decision to open up access to more general segments of the population.
- He also said he expected the state to receive bigger dose allocations in coming weeks, another reason for opening up to more groups that are high-risk, like senior citizens.
- Doses are in short supply, so federal and state health officials have offered them first to health-care and other essential workers, and to segments of the population that are most likely to become seriously ill or die from the virus, including nursing home residents and anyone 70 and older.
- They will reach out to local health departments or a community pharmacy to schedule a vaccination clinic.
- U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., will serve as one of the co-chairs of Congress' Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus, he announced Friday.
- On Jan. 6, as law enforcement officials were fighting to regain control in Washington, Crawford said his goal was to "compel" the nation's high court to reexamine Trump's election-related legal challenges.
- WASHINGTON -- With Democrats in control of the House, Senate and the White House, members of the all-Republican Arkansas congressional delegation will have to work across the aisle in order to pass legislation this year.
- Asked to name last year's highlight, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., said, "Probably getting a vaccine was the biggest success, so kudos to all of the government agencies that have worked on that and all the smart scientists and doctors who were able to come up with a vaccine.