The Johnston County Health Department has scheduled a first dose only drive-thru clinic on Wednesday, March 10th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon or until supplies last at North Johnston High School located at 5915 US Hwy 301 North, Kenly, NC 27542.
Individuals seeking to receive a vaccination should enter the back entrance of North Johnston High School located on Watson Road (near the athletic fields). The Health Department will be administering the Pfizer vaccine (16 years of age and up) at this clinic. Patients will need a second dose between 21 and 42 days after the first dose.
The first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic is for individuals in Group 1 (health care workers, long-term care staff and residents), Group 2 (adults 65 and older) and Group 3 (frontline essential workers are people who: Must be in-person at their place of work and work in one of the eight essential sectors which include critical manufacturing, education, essential goods, food and agriculture, government and community services, health care and public health, public safety, transportation. Vaccinations will be administered on a first come, first serve basis until our capacity has been reached.
For a deeper dive into Group 3 eligibility, please visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/find-your-spot-take-your-shot/deeper-dive-group-3 or https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ECIW_4.0_Guidance_on_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workers_Final3_508_0.pdf for a more comprehensive list.
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 vaccinations and testing can be found online at www.johnstonnc.com/health or www.johnstonnc.com/covid19.