Sullivan County health officials to administer COVID-19 vaccines to those 70 and older; provide 2nd dose updates

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(WJHL) — The Sullivan County Regional Health Department revealed that it will distribute COVID-19 vaccines at the Bristol Dragway Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

No appointments are required, and the distribution will be drive-thru. Health officials said that arriving “extremely early” causes congestion and delays.

These vaccines are available for Phase 1a1 and Phase 1a2 individuals as well as those who are 70 years and older.

Those who are getting vaccinated need to bring proof of employment, and those who are 70 years and older should bring their driver’s licenses.

The release states:

These vaccinations are for Phase 1a1 and Phase 1a2 individuals, as well as those who are 70 and older. We can only vaccinate Phase 1a1 or Phase 1a2 individuals that either LIVE or WORK in Sullivan County or are a resident of Tennessee.

Sullivan County Regional Health Department

The department said it won’t be scheduling appointments at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium until after Feb. 5 and that it plans to be back with the Pfizer vaccine at that location the following week.

Second dose information includes the following:

Note: 2nd dose vaccinations are recommended to be taken on the 2nd dose scheduled date or a few days after.

Second doses of the Moderna vaccine will be given at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium starting on Jan. 20 through Feb. 5, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., no appointment required.

Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be given at the Bristol Dragway from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. beginning Jan. 26, no appointment required. This is dependent on vaccine supply.

Sullivan County Regional Health Department

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