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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 ...
Randolph County Public Health Now Scheduling Booster Appointments

Randolph County Public Health Now Scheduling Booster Appointments

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ASHEBORO NC – The Randolph County Public Health announced today that they are now scheduling booster appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The department is following the CDC guidelines which recommends vaccine boosters for the following groups. Individuals 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settingsIndividuals aged 50-64 with certain underlying conditionsIndividuals aged 18-49 with certain underlying conditionsIndividuals aged 18-64 at high risk to COVID-19 exposure due to occupational or institutional setting The Pfizer single booster vaccine has to be given at least six months after the second dose. Those eligible can make an appointment by calling the appointment line is at 336-365-6110 between 8:30 AMand 4 PM.