Important Notice About COVID-19 Vaccinations!
The CDC and NC DHHS recently passed down a new directive that changes the vaccine rollout plan. The main changes include:
- Frontline essential workers are moved down on the list, and therefore they are not eligible to get the vaccine at this time.
- Peope 65 and older are now eligible.
Please know that currently there is not enough vaccine available for all who are eligible in these two categories. Also, we are inundated with calls and have limited staff to process those calls and schedule appointments.
Therefore, we will pause taking appointments for a few days to ensure we can reprioritize the appointments and calls we already have based on the new directive, and to make sure we have sufficient vaccine for those already scheduled.
We know this can be frustrating for those who are anxious to get the vaccine. If it's any comfort, every county in this State and every state in the nation is faced with the same challenge. To rollout a nationwide...a worldwide vaccine in a short timeframe has not been done in most of our lifetimes.
We really appreciate your patience!
Please continue to wash your hands, wear a mask and wait at least 6 feet apart. Let all stay #EdgecombeStrong!
COVID-19 vaccines can be done in any county regardless of residence. Click here for information on Health Departments and transportation resources across the state.
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