Press release from MAHEC:
As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available across WNC, MAHEC is winding down its community vaccination clinics at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville. MAHEC will host its final community clinic on Saturday, May 1, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. No appointment is needed, and walk-ins are welcome. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered at Saturday’s clinic. This free vaccine provides full coverage after two weeks with just one dose, eliminating the need for a follow-up appointment.
After a brief pause, the J&J vaccine has been carefully reviewed to ensure it is safe and effective. Severe side effects are extremely rare (less than 2 in a million) and are treatable with early detection. Like all other COVID-19 vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may produce temporary reactions like a sore arm and feeling tired or achy for a day or two. Mild headaches and flu-like symptoms in the first few days after vaccination can be expected, and symptoms can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications. COVID-19, on the other hand, can lead to severe illness, hospitalization and even death.
For those still in need of a COVID-19 vaccine, Saturday’s clinic at UNCA provides a quick and easy way to ensure you are ready for summer and can safely gather with friends and family.