Paris, Tenn.–The State of Tennessee has now opened the COVID vaccinations to anyone. Due to the ongoing need, Henry County Medical Center will be offering the Pfizer vaccine with preference given to 16 and 17 years of age in our region.
Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for those 16 and older. Those interested in the Pfizer vaccine are required to sign up by Sunday, April 25 by 4:30 p.m.
The Pfizer vaccine will be offered the following dates at Henry County Healthcare Center Plumley Rehab Parking Lot:
Mandatory sign ups can be secured by emailing Kelly Winston, Certified Healthcare Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 731-363-3307 or 731-336-6155. Phone calls for sign-ups will be taken daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The following information must be provided when signing up:
For minors, a valid photo ID and a parent or guardian must accompany and remain present with the minor to receive the vaccination. If they are 18 or older, a parent or guardian is not required to accompany them.
The event is a Drive Thru event and participants are asked to enter the North Entrance to Hospital Circle from Tyson Avenue (this is the entrance closest to the Emergency Department Entrance). Participants will not be able to access the vaccine POD from the South Entrance.
Participants are expected to answer a few questions as well as remain on our HCHC Plumley Rehab Parking Lot for up to 30 minutes of observation after receiving the vaccine. If you have had COVID-19 within the last 60 days, you will not be eligible for the vaccination. Also, if you have reactions to shots or have allergies, you should consult your primary care provider before proceeding to have the vaccination. And, anyone receiving a vaccination during the community vaccination POD will need to complete the vaccination process by receiving the second dose at the same location 21 days after receiving the first one.