SMITHFIELD – The Johnston County Public Health Department is currently offering the Pfizer vaccine to anyone ages 12 and older. Individuals under the age of 18 will need an adult present to receive the vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine will require a second dose 21 days after the initial dose.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge to all individuals, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
The Health Department will administer vaccinations by appointment and on a walk-in basis, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment, visit takemyshot.nc.gov. To learn more about upcoming vaccine opportunities throughout the county, visit johnstonnc.com/covid19.
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 https://www.johnstonnc.com/vaccineforms. General information about COVID-19 can be found online at www.johnstonnc.com/health or www.johnstonnc.com/covid19.