The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) has announced that a COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be conducted at the Jackson High School Fieldhouse on Tuesday April 13 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. This clinic is focused on anyone 16 years old and older who has not received a first dose yet.

The clinic at Jackson High School is in addition to previously announced clinics which are scheduled for this week. All these clinics at the high schools are open to the general public and are not limited to only students and school personnel.

The schedule for clinics for the remainder of this week is as follows:

Tuesday, April 6 – At the Wellston High School gymnasium, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. This clinic is focused on anyone 16 years old and older who has not received their first dose yet.  

Wednesday, April 7 - At the Oak Hill High School gymnasium, from 2:3 p.m. until 7 p.m.  This clinic is focused on anyone 16 years old and older who has not received their first dose yet.

Thursday, April 8 - At the Jackson First Church of the Nazarene, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. This clinic will feature first and second doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and will be available for anyone 16 years old and up. People due for their second dose any day of the week should plan to come to this clinic.

JCHD Health Commissioner Kevin Aston wished to stress to the public that to be immunized, 16- and 17-year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or by another adult who has brought a signed note from their parent or guardian. 

All COVID-19 shots are available on a walk-in basis and are free of charge.  Additional clinics will be scheduled at the high schools in the next four weeks to provide second doses. Updates will be forthcoming from the schools and local media outlets.

“Once someone is fully immunized, they will not be required to quarantine after exposures to COVID-19 and therefore will not need to miss school, sports, or other activities,” Aston noted. “Please bring anyone in your family who hasn't got their first dose yet to the school to be immunized!