Henry County Medical Center will be providing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 8 at the Plumley Rehabilitation Center parking lot.

There is a mandatory sign-up that must be completed by 4:30 p.m. Sunday in order to get the vaccine. 

Sign-ups can be done by emailing Kelly Winston at kwinston@hcmc-tn.org or calling 363-3307 or 336-6155. Phone calls for sign-ups will be taken daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

People will need to provide their names, dates of birth, how old they will be on May 8, parent or legal guardian’s name and personal phone number or a parent’s phone number if they are a minor. 

Minors will need to bring a valid photo ID and be accompanied by a parent or guardian when they receive the vaccination. 

HCMC prefers to give these vaccines to 16- and 17-year-olds in the region, according to a press release.

“Henry County Medical Center is excited to offer this opportunity with the Pfizer vaccine for our community,” said Paula Bell, HCMC director of pharmacy. “We will give preference to 16- and 17-year-olds during the sign-up process, but encourage anyone 18 and over that would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine to sign up as well. Our goal is herd immunity for our community and collaboration with all vaccine providers in our community is helping us get closer to that percentage every day.”

The event is a drive-thru only event and participants are asked to enter the north entrance of the hospital to Hospital Circle from Tyson Avenue, closest to the emergency department entrance.

Anyone who has had COVID-19 within the last 60 days will not be able to receive the vaccine. 

Those who receive the first dose of the vaccine on May 8 will be scheduled to receive the second dosage on May 29.

Recipients will be expected to wait in the parking lot for up to 30 minutes after getting injected.

Additional information is available at the HCMC vaccination page, www.hcmc-tn.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccinations/.

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