Covid Vaccines for Anyone 16 Years Old and Older

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF)- 10 Counties in southeast Tennessee (Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie) are eligible to give Covid vaccines to anyone 16 and older.

People under 18 years old are only qualified for the Pfizer vaccine.

“One thing to be noted, the Moderna vaccine -which is what we have here- is only for 18 and older” says Pharmacist Daniel Trueblood of Cherokee Pharmacy.

Trueblood says although they are not equipped with Pfizer vaccines, they are more than prepared to administer Moderna shots to anyone who is eligible. Even if that means setting up partnerships with Cleveland City Schools.

“We’re doing in the store here at least 200 to 250 (shots) a week” says Trueblood.

For now, The Hamilton County Health Department has only expanded vaccine access to phase 2b and adults 55 and older.

Meanwhile, anyone 16 years or older in Georgia can get their shots.

The Colonnade’s Vaccination Station in Catoosa County is expanding its hours into the evening.

“People work during the day or they are students in high school, and they’re unable to make their appointments say two, three, or four in the afternoon” says Catoosa County Public Information Officer John Pless. “We’ve already begun planning to have more evening sessions available and we’re also looking at potentially adding Saturdays as well. Possibly beginning as early as middle of April.

Below is information to register for a shot with Cherokee 1690 NW 25th St Cleveland, TN.

Number: 423-559-3000

Website: http://preferredcherokeepharmacy.com

 

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