Dare Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to All Healthcare Workers and Anyone Age 65+
Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced changes to their COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Phases. Under the new plan, all healthcare workers and individuals 65 years of age and older may now receive the vaccine. As a result, Dare County is now accepting Vaccine Appointment Requests for these individuals.
If you are a healthcare worker or at least 65 years of age, you may submit a request for a Vaccination Appointment at www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) receives a limited supply of vaccine on a weekly basis from the state and will schedule appointments for individuals from the appropriate Phase as the vaccine supply allows. Based on the anticipated number of individuals in this phase, the DHHS anticipate it could take 6-8 weeks before all individuals in these Prioritization Phases who wish to be vaccinated receive one.
For more information or details on the various Phases and who falls under which Phase, visit www.darenc.com/covidvaccine.