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Health Department to offer vaccines

Posted on May 2, 2021

Updated on May 5, 2021

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First and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Johnston County Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield.

The Health Department will accept walk-ins, but for an appointment, go to takemyshot.nc.gov. The prevaccination checklist and registration forms are online at johnstonnc.com/vaccineforms.

The following vaccines will be available: Moderna for adults 18 and older, Pfizer for 16 and older, and Johnson & Johnson for 18 and older. The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after the first; Pfizer, 21 days later. Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine.

The Health Department recommends that people who have received another vaccine in the past 14 days not get the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Also, people who have an active COVID-19 case or exposure to the virus should wait.

To receive up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics in Johnston, text COVIDJOCO to 888777.

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