COVID-19 Vaccinations

If you have questions about vaccination, we encourage you to speak to your personal physician or provider.

Where can I get Vaccianted?

Henry County Medical Center

Henry County Medical Center is proud to continue to be a COVID-19 vaccination provider to our community, working with the State of TN and the Henry County Health Department to vaccinate our community. 

Paula Bell, Director of Pharmacy at HCMC, encourages the community, ages 12 years and older, to get their COVID-19 vaccine so that we can return to normal and not miss out on life! For minors, a valid photo ID and a parent or guardian must accompany and remain present with the minor to receive the vaccination.  If they are 18 or older, a parent or guardian is not required to accompany them.

Check our homepage, news, and social media regularly for any upcoming vaccination events & information.

Participants are expected to answer a few questions as well as remain for observation after receiving the vaccine.  If you have had COVID-19 within the last 60 days, you will not be eligible for the vaccination. Also, if you have reactions to shots or have allergies, you should consult your primary care provider before proceeding to have the vaccination. And, anyone receiving a vaccination will need to complete the vaccination process by receiving the second dose at the same location 21 days after receiving the first one.

Henry County Health Department

Located at 803 Joy Street Paris, TN 3824
Phone: (731) 642-4025

Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Vaccinations by Appointment

You can also schedule your vaccine through the TN Department of Health by calling 1-866-442-5301 or register online at Covid19.tn.gov.

Other

Also locally, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccinations.


How can the COVID-19 Vaccine Benefit You?

Download our COVID-19 Vaccination Flyer

COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most effective ways of halting the spread of the virus, and it is an important tool to help us get back to normal. There are currently three vaccines available in the United States. These vaccines have been recommended for use after they have been studied for safety and efficacy at preventing COVID-19.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine may prevent you from getting a COVID-19 infection.
  • Experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • If you get sick with COVID-19, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

More information is available on the CDC’s website: www.cdc.gov.


COVID Vaccine FAQs, Myths, & Facts

HCMC has hosted several community vaccination PODS. As of April 15, 2021 no new pods are scheduled. The video below shows the POD process for if/when they resume.


Additional Vaccination Information

Use this tool to determine your COVID-19 vaccine distribution phase.
While the vaccine supply is limited it is necessary to prioritize who receives it, with people who are at highest risk of getting the virus or becoming seriously ill receiving it first. The state has worked with a group of stakeholders and followed federal guidance to develop a vaccine distribution plan

Learn more about the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and how they work from the CDC:
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
• Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

There are usually mild to moderate side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. The most common side effect caused by the vaccine includes pain at the site where the vaccine was given, which is in the arm. Other side effects may include a headache, fever, chills or muscle aches.  Anyone receiving the vaccine needs to utilize the v-safe system as well as report any adverse reactions to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at https://vaers.hhs.gov.

HCMC continues to offer COVID-19 testing with a provider’s orders. Additionally, the Henry County Health Department continues to provide free COVID testing.