The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, April 29, from 8 to 11:45 a.m.
Recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the FDA and CDC, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after receiving this vaccine. Other COVID-19 vaccines are available where this risk has not been seen. If you have questions about this risk, please speak with a health care provider before receiving the vaccine.
While vaccinations in Tennessee are open to anyone 16 and older, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for emergency use in people under age 18. The Pfizer vaccine is not available through the university. You must therefore be 18 or older to make an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, go to signupgenius.com/go/apr29sujj.
The online signup page includes the required consent form and additional information. Participants are asked to complete the consent form in advance of their appointment and bring the completed form to their appointment. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic.
For information about the clinic location, directions, and parking, carefully read the information available on the signup page. Campus operators can provide additional assistance at 865-974-1000. Campus operators cannot set appointments.
The clinic will be held Thursday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Pilot Company Ballroom on the second floor of the Student Union, 1502 Cumberland Avenue. Those attending should use the Cumberland Avenue entrance and follow signage to the ballroom.
Parking for the event is free at the Volunteer Hall Parking Garage, 1525 White Avenue. Signage will direct attendees to the Student Union, and shuttles will be available regularly to transport individuals with mobility issues. Attendees who want to use the shuttle service should tell the parking attendant upon arrival. Attendees will need to present the vaccination card they receive at the clinic to validate their parking when leaving the garage.
Owen Driskill (865-974-2383, email@example.com)