NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County Public Health will host a walk-up clinic at its headquarters at 1650 Greenfield St. on Monday, Apr. 12. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been in the headlines over the last 24 hours after patients reported adverse reactions across a few states, including North Carolina. Eighteen people out of 2,300 at Wake County’s PNC Arena were treated for adverse reactions, according to the News & Observer. It caused the local health department to halt its administration out of caution for a few hours Thursday.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention assured the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services of the vaccine’s safety, stating there was no “reason for concern” and to continue forward with its administration.
Johnson & Johnson is approved for individuals 18 and older and is administered in only one shot, unlike the series of shots required three to four weeks apart from Moderna and Pfizer.
New Hanover County Public Health opened Pfizer vaccine appointments this morning and announced it still has availability as of Friday evening. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time for people 16 and older on Apr. 12-13 at one of three locations: the New Hanover Health and Human Services building on Greenfield, MLK Center on 10th Street downtown or at the new Independence Mall clinic. Folks can sign up at SignUpGenius.com/go/NHCvaccine.
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