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Pardee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccinations Available

 

Last updated 3/5/2021 at 11am



Pardee is pleased to announce that new appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations are now available. With the recent shipment of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as well as an increased allocation of vaccines from NC DHHS, Pardee has been able to open the schedule this week and add an additional clinic day on Wednesday, March 10 specifically for the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Individuals who fall into the eligible groups of 65 and older, educators, childcare providers, and school personnel are encouraged to book an appointment online via yourshot.org. Online vaccine appointments open up each day, Monday through Friday, mid to late afternoon. Please note that as online appointments are filled, the schedule will close on a daily basis and reopen again the next day mid to late afternoon.

“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is an important additional tool for protecting the public from COVID-19 infection and reducing case spread nationwide,” said Chris Parsons, MD, medical director for Pardee’s Center for Infectious Diseases. “It requires only a single injection, with levels of protection that are similar to the two existing vaccines currently in use and far exceeding the usual level of protection from the flu shot in a typical year.” Parsons adds that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine works equally well across all age groups, and it protects against the most common variants of the virus circulating now in the U.S. and elsewhere.

For those individuals who are interested in receiving this highly effective, one dose vaccine at the March 10 clinic, online scheduling opens today, Friday, March 5 mid-afternoon. Appointments are also available for existing vaccines throughout the week. Pardee stresses that it is important to take whichever vaccine is offered, as all vaccines currently authorized by the FDA have been shown to be safe and effective.

Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, four urgent care locations and six orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit http://www.pardeehospital.org.

 
 

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