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Sullivan County Regional Health Department will cease giving first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at Whitetop Creek Park after Friday, April the 30th. No first doses of Pfizer will be given after this date, second doses will be given at this location until May 21st. Per guidance from the Tennessee Department of Health, CDC, and FDA, the Sullivan County Regional Health Department will resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine beginning on April 26th at 12:00 p.m. Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered along with the doses of Pfizer each day until operations at Whitetop Creek Park cease. COVID-19 vaccinations at this location will end on May 21st.
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.
Hours at Whitetop Creek Park will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED, however those who want an appointment for a first or second dose of Pfizer can make one at https://vaccinate.tn.gov/. Those who want Johnson & Johnson will be registered on site, NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.
• May 10th through May 14th-Second dose Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson
• May 17th through May 21st-Second dose Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson
Whitetop Creek Park Info: The vaccinations at Whitetop Creek Park will be given through a drive-through, you will remain in your vehicle the entire time. Additionally, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for your appointment if you have one. Vehicles will not be allowed to line up on the shoulder of the road along Highway 394.
If you have received a vaccine recently you must wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 VACCINE ALLERGY INFORMATION: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/specific-groups/allergies.html
Please do not return earlier than the date on your vaccine card for your second dose.
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