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RCPH Confirms First Monkeypox Case in Randolph County

RCPH Confirms First Monkeypox Case in Randolph County

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Image Background Credit - CDC (Microscopic Image of Moneypox) ASHEBORO N.C. - Randolph County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Randolph County. In a press release this afternoon RCPH says they have confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county and they say that individual, who will remain un-identified due to patient privacy, is currently isolated at home. “At this time, the risk of monkeypox transmission remains low,” said Tara Aker, Randolph County health director. “Our Health Department’s Communicable Disease team is monitoring the situation closely and is working closely with North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to respond.” As of today (Aug 8th 2022), the CDC reports there are 7,510 confirmed cases in the United States, w...
Randolph Public Health Offering Free At Home COVID-19 Test

Randolph Public Health Offering Free At Home COVID-19 Test

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Today the Randolph County Department of Public Health announced they are now offering no-cost at-home COVID-19 antigen tests for the general public. Individuals may get one box of 5 tests per household. The at-home tests may be picked up between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, at the Randolph County Public Health Department: 2222-B South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, Should you have questions, call the COVID-19 hotline at: 336-318-6227.
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 ...
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...

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.