Reyna Tulais-Guerra give Dave Alfermann a shot

Reyna Tulais-Guerra, an East Central College nursing student, gives David Alfermann the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Union City Auditorium. Roughly 32 people were vaccinated every 15 minutes during the clinic, according to Second District Commissioner Dave Hinson.

The Franklin County Health Department announced Thursday via Facebook that it is offering walk-in vaccinations for first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in addition to regularly scheduled appointments.

Thursday, volunteers were on hand to administer walk-in vaccinations from 1 to 3 p.m. to county residents age 65 and older, according to a Facebook post from the health department.

A second post announced that 100 walk-in vaccines would be available Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:40 to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The slots are open to all Franklin County residents in Phase 1B, according to the post. All who take a vaccine at this event must come back for their second dose on April 23. 

The vaccination event is being held at 308 Hawthorne Drive in Union, the former Scenic Regional Library location. 

Presiding Franklin County Commissioner Tim Brinker, who acts as the public information officer regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, could not be reached for comment.