PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center is offering two opportunities this week to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
This Friday, July 9 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the HCMC Classrooms 2 & 3, we will be offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those interested in receiving it. Those wanting this vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment, but walk-ins will be available while supplies last. This vaccine is for those 18 and older.
Additionally, HCMC will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the HCMC Eagle Creek Clinic located at 4201 Hwy. 79 N. in Buchanan, TN. This event is for anyone ages 12 and up and is in conjunction with funding received from the Delta Rural Health Network Development grant from HRSA.
At this event, those who receive a vaccination will be given a $10 voucher for food to local restaurants as well as a free t-shirt. Snacks will be provided along with goodie bags at this event. On return for the second shot, all those participating will receive other goodies as well as be eligible for a mini iPad. Those wanting to attend this event are encouraged to make an appointment, but walk-ins will be available while supplies last. Samantha Davidson, PA-C, provider at HCMC Eagle Creek Clinic, will also be on hand to meet anyone interested in learning more about Eagle Creek Clinic and what they offer including telehealth services through Mend.
Those interested can learn more about Saturday’s event here: https://youtu.be/YfS0okyLOxw
Appointments can be secured by emailing Kelly Winston, Certified Healthcare Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call or text 731-336-6155. Phone calls for sign-ups will be taken daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The following information must be provided when signing up:
- Date of Birth
- Phone Number
Participants are expected to answer a few questions and remain onsite for up to 30 minutes of observation after receiving the vaccine. You must also bring a valid ID for Date of Birth identification to either event, and those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by guardian or parent. 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.
Johnson and Johnson one dose COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment only for those 18 years and older.
For questions, please go to our HCMC vaccination page https://www.hcmc-tn.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccinations/.
You can find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations in the area that are offering COVID-19 vaccines by going online at www.vaccines.gov. You may also call the state’s vaccine request line at 1-866-442-5301.
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 as well as HCMC Infection Control at 731-644-8260 during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, report to your primary care provider or the Emergency Department.
How you can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard in a trash.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.