Covid News: 1st vs 2nd dose, J&J update,

Covid News: 1st vs 2nd dose, J&J update,

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Here are some of the headlines today about Covid-19 vaccines here at home and nationwide.

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The Hamilton County Health Department is now merging their first and second dose appointments online.

Before, you had to sign up for either a first or second dose slot.

Now the system is changing so you can sign up for any slot, no matter which dose you need.

Sign up at vaccine.hamiltontn.gov

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The Health Department is teaming up with Southern Adventist University for a vaccine event this Sunday in Collegedale.

They will have a thousand doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Anyone is invited to make an appointment.

“We are grateful to partner with Southern Adventist University to offer COVID-19 vaccine in the Collegedale community,” says Hamilton County Health Department Administrator Becky Barnes.

First or Second Dose Moderna Appointments:

  • April 18 – Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Dr E, Collegedale, TN 37315
  • A second dose event will be offered when the time is due

Go online to make an appointment or call:

  • Appointment Line: 423-209-5398
  • Spanish appointment line: 423-209-5384

You can also drive up to the event and they will give you a vaccine if no one else has already reserved it (instant appointments).

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A CDC advisory committee put off a decision on the future of the Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine on Wednesday.
Experts told the panel that there is still not enough data to make a final recommendation on using the vaccine.
States have paused using it over questions of rare blood clotting events for some patients.
Some experts expected the pause to last only a few days.
But the panel has not said when it will meet next, while their experts continue to gather data on the problem.

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