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COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines Available at College Hills Church

The following is an update from the TN Dept. of Health (11/03/2021):

The Tennessee Department of Health shared that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years. While young children often have milder illness than adults, outbreaks in this age group are common, can disrupt home and family life, and can lead to spread in the general community, including those at high risk of severe disease.

“The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for pediatric patients further bolsters our efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and continue to put an end to this pandemic,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “As a pediatrician and parent, I trust the science. This is an exciting opportunity to vaccinate our younger population and protect not only our children but also our loved ones and those with whom they have contact.”

It is anticipated this vaccine will be widely available across the state in the coming days as vaccine distribution ramps up throughout the country. Many local health departments in Tennessee will be able to vaccinate children ages 5-11 years beginning Thursday, November 4. Parents seeking the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for their child should visit vaccines.gov for availability. When making an appointment, parents of individuals under the age of 18 should select a Pfizer vaccine appointment time. Parents can also call their local health department to check availability and schedule an appointment.

Individuals may also schedule an appointment with a local vaccine provider, including pharmacies, medical clinics, and other sites, by visiting vaccines.gov For more information regarding vaccine recommendations for children and guidelines from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health.

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The Wilson County Health Department offers COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at the College Hills Church of Christ, located at 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090.

Drive-thru COVID-19 PCR testing are available 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccines will be available 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Both COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are free, and no appointment is necessary.

 

The following is an update from the TN Dept. of Health (09/24/2021):

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Health will begin offering booster doses of COVID vaccine to certain populations, beginning Friday, September 24. A single dose booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be administered for individuals who met these criteria:

• People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,

• People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,

• People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and

• People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of PfizerBioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

More information on the CDC’s recommendation for a booster dose is available online.

Local health departments across the state will be administering the booster dose. Information on appointment availability can be found at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/availability/. Appointments are not required. The Federal Pharmacy Partnership (FPP) for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program is facilitating on-site vaccination for residents in long-term care facilities. Additional vaccine providers offering the Pfizer vaccine can be found by visiting http://www.vaccines.gov. Patients do not need to prove their diagnosis or health condition to be eligible for the booster dose. The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.

Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health.

 

 

The following is a message from the TN Dept. of Health (08/23/2021):

The Wilson County Health Department will be changing the COVID-19 testing and vaccination location effective Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The new site is The College Hills Church of Christ at 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090.

Drive-thru COVID-19 PCR testing will be available 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccines will be available 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Both COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are free, and no appointment is necessary.

COVID-19 PCR testing is done by a nurse or medic with a nasal swab. People remain in their vehicle and drive through the test line. Self-testing kits are also available for pick-up at the College Hills Church of Christ Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. People using self-test kits need to be 18 years or older, have a smartphone and e-mail address.

COVID-19 vaccines will be available for 1st and 2nd doses. An additional third dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals will also be available. Based on the recommendations from the FDA and CDC, moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals are defined as:

• Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

• Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

• Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, WiskottAldrich syndrome)

• Advanced or untreated HIV infection • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

More information on the CDC’s recommendation for an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is available online. COVID-19 PCR testing is available throughout the region and state. To check for testing sites and hours, visit https://covid19.tn.gov/testing-sites/

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