COVID-19 Q & A
Is the COVID Vaccine in expectant mother’s safe?
Yes, the CDC, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine all recommend that all pregnant women receive the COVID vaccine. A large study of women that received the COVID vaccine during pregnancy were monitored. Reports from this study found no safety concerns for moms or babies. Additional studies have found antibodies in umbilical cord blood in women that received the vaccine during pregnancy. These antibodies may help to protect infants from COVID- 19.
Is the COVID Vaccine Safe for breastfeeding mothers?
Yes, the CDC, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine all agree that breast feeding women should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding women who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies.
If you are pregnant can you get the monoclonal antibodies and should you?
The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine recommends that all pregnant women that are positive for COVID-19 consider receiving monoclonal antibodies. Pregnant women are considered a high risk population for severe COVID illness and would benefit from this treatment. Monoclonal antibodies reduce the risk of hospital admission by 70% in COVID positive maternity patients. The monoclonal antibodies used to treat COVID-19 have not been studied in pregnancy. However, monoclonal antibody therapy is not a new treatment. It has been used to treat autoimmune conditions for many year. Pregnant women have been treated with those treatment without any known birth defects or complications.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Get the latest informaton about Coronavirus (COVID-19) from State of Franklin Health Associates and access to additional resources that may help answer your questions or concerns.
Resources from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Are you high risk?
- How to protect yourself
- What to do if you think you’re sick
- Managing anxiety and stress
Local Health Departments
For more information about COVID-19 screening at the Health Department, call 423-979-4689.
COVID-19 Response and Statewide Resources
- Tennessee Dept. of Health
- COVID-19 Daily Bulletin
- Remote Assessment Sites
- Governor Lee’s Newsroom
- Vaccine Information
World Health Organization
Tennesse State Data Center (TSDC)
COVID-19 Patient Assistance
Good Samaritan Ministries
May call to pick up food box.
Phone: (423) 928-0288
Address: 100 N Roan St Johnson City, TN 37601
The Melting Pot
Bagged lunch pickup Monday-Friday beginning at 10:45.
Phone: (423) 461-8070 ext. 209
Address: 201 S Roan St Johnson City, TN 37601
Food Stamp Assistance (SNAP)
Apply online here.
Northeast Tennessee School Closure Feeding Sites Map
Click here for the map.