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RCPH Scheduling Booster Appointments For 18 & Over

RCPH Scheduling Booster Appointments For 18 & Over

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Gorodenkoff / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - Randolph County Public Health (RCPH) announced today that they are now scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine boosters (Moderna and Pfizer) for everyone 18 years of age and older. That announcement comes as state vaccination numbers plateaued and a surge of unvaccinated patients are beginning to fill hospital beds across the state. Officials at NC Dept of Health and Human services say there is need to get vaccinated is urgent. According to the data, North Carolina is experiencing the fastest acceleration in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the pandemic started over a year ago. "The vast majority of people dying with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. If you are not vaccinated please don’t wait until it is too late," said M...
Moderna Boosters Now Available To Select Groups

Moderna Boosters Now Available To Select Groups

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ASHEBORO NC - Today Randolph County Public Health (RCPH) announced that they are scheduling appointments for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for select groups. Public Health will be following the CDC recommendations meaning the following groups of people would be eligible: Individuals 65 years and older, or∙ Individuals 18 years and older who:o Live or work in a nursing home or long-term care residential facility, or o Have a medical condition that increases risk for severe illness (for example, obesity, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes) oro Work in a high-risk profession that puts someone in contact with a lot of people with unknown vaccination status (for example, health care workers, first responders, teachers, food processing workers, retail and ...
RCPH Joins Summer Cash Cards Program As Vaccine Incentives Grow

RCPH Joins Summer Cash Cards Program As Vaccine Incentives Grow

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ASHEBORO NC – the list of incentives is growing for anyone hasn't gotten their first COVID-19 vaccine, Randolph County Public Health announced they will be giving out a limited number of $25 Summer Cash Cards, starting on August 5th. UPDATE: On August 4th Randolph County Public Health announced that the amount of the Summer cash cards being offered has been increased from $25 to $100. (All the same rules and restrictions still apply) To be eligible you must be at least 18 years-old and be getting your first COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re getting your second dose you’re not eligible. Gift cards will also be given to anyone who drives someone to the health department to get the vaccine. Drivers must be over 18 years-old and can’t be getting compensated for the ride (sorry Uber, Lyft...
Gov Cooper Visits Vaccine Clinic at NC Zoo

Gov Cooper Visits Vaccine Clinic at NC Zoo

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https://youtu.be/qw0DFLT0tdw ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made a stop at the NC Zoo today to take a look at the Zoo's vaccine clinic, and of course to see a few animals. The vaccine clinic toured by the Governor is one of two clinics that the NC Zoo is hosting as of NCDHHS’ Bring Summer Back campaign. So far, more than 220 organizations have joined the Bring Back Summer campaign, which has reached an estimated 1.3 million North Carolinians. The clinics at the NC Zoo are a collaboration with Randolph County Health Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and StarMed.  NC Gov Roy Cooper stooped by the NC Zoo to visit a vaccine clinic the zoo was hosting. (Scott Pelkey / Acme New...
Get A Free Ticket To The NC Zoo By Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Get A Free Ticket To The NC Zoo By Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

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Photo by Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive ASHEBORO NC - The North Carolina Zoo is hosting several COVID-19 vaccine clinics and anyone who receives their free COVID-19 vaccine at one of the zoo's clinics will also get a free ticket to the zoo. The clinics are a collaboration with Randolph County Health Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and StarMed.  Anyone ages 12 and older can get their first or second Pfizer vaccine, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for those 18 and older. No ID or insurance is required, and there are no out-of-pocket costs.  First clinic: Thursday, May 20 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Friday, May 21 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Saturday, May 22 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Second Clini...
Randolph Public Health Moves Into Group 5

Randolph Public Health Moves Into Group 5

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ASHEBORO NC - Good news today for those who are still waiting for their spot in line for the COVID-19 vaccine. Randolph County Public Health announced Wednesday that they will be moving into Group 5. Group 5 includes "everyone who wants a safe and effective vaccine”. Public health officials are still encouraging and giving preference to Groups 1-4, individuals for group 5 who are 16 years or older can now begin scheduling appointments. To schedule a vaccination appointment, call 336-365-6110. The vaccine appointment line is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. when appointments are available.
COVID-19 Vaccine – Appointments Available

COVID-19 Vaccine – Appointments Available

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ASHEBORO NC - Randolph County Public Health announced on Facebook today that they have new appointments for the COVID-19 available for the following dates: Wednesday, March 17 from 5-7 pmThursday, March 18 from 8:30-4:30Friday, March 19 from 8:30-4:30 These appointments are for anyone in Groups 1 - 3 which includes frontline healthcare workers, the elderly 65 and older, education workers, and frontline essential workers. Those in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk and people who live in additional congregate settings are also eligible for the vaccine. The remaining part of Group 4, which includes other essential workers, will be eligible on April 7. To book an appointment call the Randolph Public Health Vaccine Appointment Line at 336-365-6110 P...
Grant Provides Free Rides To Vaccine In Randolph

Grant Provides Free Rides To Vaccine In Randolph

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Photo provided by RCASTS ASHEBORO NC - A local transit agency in Randolph County has received funding from the state to help provide free rides to those who have no way to get to their vaccine appointment. Approximately $2.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funding was being distributed to local transit agencies across the state to help pay for rides for individuals who need transportation assistance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. “Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is everybody’s business and every organization has something they can do to help,” said DOT Secretary J. Eric Boyette in a joint press release. “We are committed to doing everything we can to help get North Carolinians vaccinated as quickly and easily as possible.” Of the $25 million, Regional Coordinated Area Transportatio...
Second Dose Vaccine Clinic Scheduled For This Weekend

Second Dose Vaccine Clinic Scheduled For This Weekend

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ASHEBORO NC - It's almost time for a second shot for thousands of people in Randolph County who were vaccinated at the mass vaccination clinic last month.  A second clinic is scheduled for Saturday, February 6th, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Africa Entrance of the North Carolina Zoo according to a press release by Randolph Health. The clinic will be administering second doses only for those individuals who received their first dose during the mass vaccination clinics on January 16 & 17, 2021 at the previous clinic held the North Carolina Zoo. Eligible recipients should attend based on their original appointment time. This is a scheduled clinic and all patients must have already received an appointment to receive their second dose of vaccination. No first doses of the vacci...

Weekend Vaccine Clinic Canceled

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ASHEBORO NC [ARCHIVED] -  The Randolph County Public Health has announced that the COVID vaccine clinic scheduled January 23, 2021 at the North  Carolina Zoo has been cancelled. If you have not been contacted by Randolph County Public Health to  reschedule your appointment, please call the Randolph County Public Health Hotline at 336-318-6227.