Vaccinate the Natural State, a new initiative led by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Council, UAMS and Walmart, was announced today.
AFMC received award notification of the second contract to assist the Arkansas Department of Health in its COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. “We are delighted to assist the State of Arkansas in this endeavor,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Hanley. “This allows AFMC, an Arkansas company, to employ Arkansans in the fight against Covid-19.” AFMC voluntarily assisted the state as it began contact tracing in June.
Ending the pandemic depends on as many Arkansans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as possible – and Arkansas businesses will play a major role in helping that happen. AFMC, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Council and Walmart have pulled together valuable resources to help in that effort.