Health department adds Pfizer to COVID-19 vaccines it administers

Vaccines are administered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the health department.

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Christian County Health Department, 1700 Canton St., will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

“We strongly encourage those of you in the community who have not yet been vaccinated to please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccine,” departments spokeswoman Amanda Sweeney Brunt said in a news release. “If you have any questions or concerns, please call the health department. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.”

The addition of the Pfizer vaccine allows the health department to offer the only vaccine that currently has full approval from the Food and Drug Administration for people 16 and older. It is also the only vaccine option for people ages 12 and older — with emergency use authorization for people ages 12 to 15. 

The health department also gives the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, both of which have emergency use authorization for people 18 and older.

Anyone who has questions about the vaccines can speak to a health department employee by calling 270-887-4160, ext. 640. 

The Moderna and the Pfizer vaccines require two shots. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is given in one shot.

Walk-in vaccine appointments are available at the health department. There is no charge for the vaccine. 

Health department adds Pfizer to COVID-19 vaccines it administers

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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