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COVID-19 vaccinations are currently being given at the Kingsport and Blountville Health Department Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments can be made by calling 423-279-2777, walk-ins are also welcome. Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone 12 years of age and older, minors will need parental consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also available to anyone 18 and older. If someone would like to receive a COVID-19 at another location please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/to locate other COVID-19 vaccine providers in the area.
Sullivan County Regional Health Department will be deploying strike teams throughout the community to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at local churches, businesses, and other organizations. If interested in scheduling a strike team to come to a particular location and provide COVID-19 vaccinations please call 423-279-2777.
Sullivan County residents who are homebound and unable to leave their home to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to physical or medical reasons can request an appointment for a home visit. Appointments can be made by calling 423-279-2777 or emailing CovidVaccines@sullivanhealth.org. If emailing, please include name, address, age, phone number, and if there is a home health affiliation for the individual that will be vaccinated. The Health Department will follow up any request with an appointment confirmation. There will be a choice between Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for these home visits (dependent on age).
JOHNSON & JOHNSON INFORMATION:
After an extensive safety review the FDA and CDC have determined that the pause in the usage of Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be lifted and that use of the vaccine should resume. This decision was made after reviewing cases of rare, but severe blood clots that occurred in some individuals who received the vaccine. There was a total of 15 cases with the majority of the cases having occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 49 years of age. The risk of developing this particular condition is approximately 7 in1 million in that particular age group and approximately 1 in 1 million for men and for women ages 50 and older. Women between 18 and 49 should evaluate the risk of this particular vaccine with its benefits when making the decision to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine versus the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
BREASTFEEDING AND COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION:
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