Just 36.25% of Arkansas residents are fully vaccinated, according to Johns Hopkins University, the fourth worst in the nation.


Vaccine resistance is complicated, but political affiliation has been a reliable way to measure vaccine hesitancy during this horrifying pandemic. Followers of former president Donald Trump are particularly resistant to getting vaccinated against covid-19, even though Trump received his vaccination in secret while still in office.

Arkansas went for Trump during the 2020 presidential election 62% to Biden’s 34%.