The Johnston County Health Department has scheduled a first dose drive-thru clinic on Wednesday, April 21st from 8:00 a.m. or until supplies last at West Johnston High School located at 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson, NC 27504. The Health Department will be administering the Pfizer vaccine for ages 16 years and up at the clinic. Individuals under the age of 18 need an adult present to receive the vaccine. Patients will need a second dose between 21 and 42 days after the first dose.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge to all individuals, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
Vaccinations will be administered on a first come, first serve basis until the capacity of 1170 doses has been reached. Depending on the number of individuals attending the clinic, there may be a wait, so you are encouraged to bring food and drink with you. Restrooms will be available if needed.
Those seeking the vaccination should be aware that it is not recommended for those who have had another vaccine within the previous 14 days. In addition, individuals who have an active COVID-19 infection (under isolation) or recent exposure to an individual with COVID-19 should defer receiving the vaccination until recovered or removed from quarantine.
If you are planning to attend a vaccination clinic, please complete the Prevaccination Checklist and Registration forms found at www.johnstonnc.com/covid19/files/Prevaccination_Covid_Reg_Form.pdf. General information about COVID-19 can be found online at www.johnstonnc.com/health or www.johnstonnc.com/covid19.