COVID-19 1B and 1C Vaccination Information


COVID-19 1B and 1C Vaccination Information

Governor Asa Hutchinson has updated the list of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the 1B and 1C phase of vaccination. Below is a detailed list of everyone currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phase 1B

People 65 years of age or older.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are disorders that are usually present at birth and that negatively affect the trajectory of the individual’s physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development. Many of these conditions affect multiple body parts or systems. Examples include Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

Police Protection, Fire Protection, and other First Responders.

Activities in this sector include criminal and civil law enforcement, police, traffic safety, and other activities related to the enforcement of the law and preservation of order. This sector comprises government establishments primarily engaged in public order and safety (except courts, police protection, legal counsel and prosecution, correctional institutions, parole offices, probation offices, pardon boards, and fire protection). These establishments include the general administration of public order and safety programs. Government establishments responsible for the collection of statistics on public safety are included in this industry. This sector also comprises government establishments primarily engaged in firefighting and other related fire protection activities. Government establishments providing combined fire protection and ambulance, or rescue services are classified in this sector. This sector also comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food, shelter, clothing, medical relief, resettlement, and counseling to victims of domestic or international disasters or conflicts (e.g., wars).

  • County Sheriffs and Deputies
  • Community Police officers
  • County and community Fire Departments (paid and volunteer)
  • Other justice, public order, and safety activities
  • Emergency and other related services during natural disasters such a Red Cross


Activities of this sector include providing instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training are provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers. These establishments may be privately owned and operated for profit or not for profit, or they may be publicly owned and operated. They may also offer food and/or accommodation services to their students. Educational services are usually delivered by teachers or instructors that explain, tell, demonstrate, supervise, and direct learning.

  • Child daycare workers
  • K-12 teachers and staff
  • Referees/sports officials (AAA Sanctioned)
  • Music education instructors (in school only)
  • School bus drivers
  • Junior College faculty and staff
  • Colleges, universities, and professional school faculty and staff
  • Business schools and computer and management training workers
  • Technical and trade school workers
  • Adult education workers
  • Educational support services workers
  • Automobile driving schools
  • Arkansas educational cooperatives

Food and Agriculture

Activities of this sector include growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from farms, ranches, or the animals' natural habitats, as well as transforming livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption.

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting workers
  • Crop production
  • Animal production and agriculture
  • Forestry and logging
  • Fishing, hunting, and trapping
  • Support activities for agriculture and forestry
  • H2A Migrant workers
  • Food manufacturing
  • Animal food manufacturing
  • Grain and oilseed milling
  • Sugar and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing
  • Dairy product manufacturing
  • Animal slaughtering and processing
  • Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing
  • Other food manufacturing 
  • Beverage manufacturing
  • Nursery, garden, center, and farm supply store workers
  • Veterinary services, including veterinarian technicians, and others who work in animal hospitals, veterinary clinics, and veterinary testing laboratories. 

(Note that this category does not include food service workers. That group is in Phase 1-C.)


Activities of this sector include managing and operating correctional institutions, which are generally designed for the confinement, correction, and rehabilitation of adult and/or juvenile offenders sentenced by a court.

  • Department of Corrections workers
  • Juvenile corrections workers
  • City and county jail workers
  • Parole and probation office workers

Houses of Worship

Activities of this sector are operating religious organizations – such as churches, religious temples, and monasteries – and administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities.

  • Clergy
  • Pastors
  • Ministers
  • Priests
  • Rabbis
  • Imams
  • Other faith leaders for houses of worship

(Note that this category does not include all members of a congregation or place of worship.)

Transit Workers (Public-Facing)

Activities of this sector include providing transportation of passengers.

  • Van/Bus drivers (includes charter buses)
  • All other transit and ground passenger transportation
  • Urban transit systems
  • Employee Bus/Van Drivers
  • Special needs transportation drivers
  • Airline/Airport workers, who are public-facing.

(Note that all other airport workers are in Phase 1C.)

Postal and Package Delivery Services

Activities of this sector include the carriage of letters, printed matter, or mailable packages, including acceptance, collection, processing, and delivery, as well as the provision of intercity, local, and/or international delivery of parcels and documents, including express delivery services.

  • Postal service workers
  • Couriers and messengers
  • Private mail centers

Grocery Store and Meal Delivery

This industry group comprises establishments primarily in retailing a general line of food products.

  • Food and beverage stores

Industries in the Food and Beverage Stores subsector usually retail food and beverage merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have special equipment (e.g., freezers, refrigerated display cases, refrigerators) for displaying food and beverage goods. They have staff trained in the processing of food products to guarantee the proper storage and sanitary conditions required by regulatory authority.

  • General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new goods in general merchandise stores (except department stores). These establishments retail a general line of new merchandise, such as apparel, automotive parts, dry goods, hardware, groceries, housewares, and home furnishings, with no one merchandise line predominating. Establishments known as warehouse clubs, superstores, or supercenters are included in this industry. Examples: Dollar stores, General stores, Superstores (i.e., food and general merchandise), Warehouse clubs (i.e., food and general merchandise).

  • Community food services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the collection, preparation, and delivery of food for the needy. Establishments in this industry may also distribute clothing and blankets to the poor. These establishments may prepare and deliver meals to persons who by reason of age, disability, or illness are unable to prepare meals for themselves; collect and distribute salvageable or donated food; or prepare and provide meals at fixed or mobile locations. Food banks, meal delivery programs, and soup kitchens are included in this industry.

  • Carry-out and meal delivery workers

Example: Meals on Wheels, Uber Eats, Bite Squad


Activities of this sector include the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.

  • Non-food manufacturing facility workers
  • Wood product manufacturing workers
  • Paper manufacturing workers
  • Asphalt paving, roofing, and saturated material manufacturing
  • Other petroleum and coal products manufacturing  
  • Chemical manufacturing 
  • Plastics and rubber product manufacturing
  • Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 
  • Primary metal manufacturing 
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Electronic equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing 
  • Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing
  • Other miscellaneous manufacturing
  • Industrial design services
  • Other electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance
  • Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance

Essential Government Workers

Activities of this sector include administration, management, and oversight of public programs by Federal, State, and local governments. These agencies also set policy, create laws, adjudicate civil and criminal legal cases, and provide for public safety and for national defense. In general, government establishments in the Public Administration sector oversee governmental programs and activities that are not performed by private establishments.

  • Federal
    • Federal courts, judges, attorneys and support staff (Eastern and Western districts)
    • Federal public defenders court personnel who enter correctional/jail facilities
    • Legal counsel and prosecution
    • Legal interpreters and paralegals who enter correctional/jail facilities
    • Congressional delegates and staff
    • Marshallese consulate staff
  • State
    • Category 1 employees of cabinet departments
      • DWS local offices
      • DHS central and local offices
      • DFA local offices
    • Category 1 employees of non-cabinet departments
    • Category 1 employees of constitutional departments/offices
    • State courts, judges, attorneys, and support staff
    • Federal public defenders and court personnel who enter correctional/jail facilities
    • Court reporting and stenotype services
    • Legislature and staff
  • City and County
    • County judge and quorum court
    • Mayor and city council
    • City and county courts, judges, attorneys and support staff
    • County and city attorneys and public defenders who enter correctional/jail facilities
    • Court reporting and stenotype services
    • Public-facing clerks
    • Librarians
    • Office of emergency management workers
    • Solid waste/trash collection workers (private, county) 
    • Waste management and remediation services
    • Administration of housing programs

Phase 1C

People ages 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19.

Essential Workers in:

  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Food service
  • Information technology and communications
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Public health/human services
  • Public safety
  • Shelter and housing
  • Transportation and logistics

People residing in high-risk settings

  • Includes those who are incarcerated or detained; those living in group homes, congregate settings, or crowded housing; and student housing such as dorms and Greek housing.