MCPH to receive additional doses of vaccine, begins scheduling evening appointments

From April 6-12, Macon County Public Health (MCPH) will receive an additional shipment of vaccine (in addition to the 600 Moderna, sent weekly), which will include 700 doses of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Macon County will be hosting a vaccine clinic into the evening hours, to accommodate those who are unable to come during the normal clinic hours.

On Thursday, April 8 and Monday, April 12, MCPH will be giving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine from 3-8 p.m.

The Moderna vaccine will be administered at all other clinics this week.

MCPH has begun to vaccinate all individuals who are 18 years of age or older, regardless of health status or employment.

MCPH has worked through a majority of the existing waitlist, including those who previously qualified for their vaccine. Appointments are available to all who qualify and want the vaccine.

MCPH would also like to remind the public that the best vaccine to receive is the first one that you are offered. Each vaccine currently available in the United States are shown to be effective at preventing severe COVID-19 infections, which lead to hospitalization and potentially death. The sooner more are vaccinated, the quicker we will begin to return to a sense of normalcy.

Individuals that want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, must call Macon County’s Vaccine Call Center at 828.524.1500 to register and schedule an appointment. The Macon County Vaccine Call Center is open Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leave a Reply