Vaccination Plan

COVID-19 Vaccines have arrived in Randolph County. Vaccine shipments arrived in December 2020 and distribution will continue through 2021. Vaccines are safe and will be available at no cost. Getting vaccinated will be critical for ending the pandemic, so use the information below to learn more and make a plan to be vaccinated when it’s your turn!

 

When Can You Get the Shot?


The COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Jan. 23 at the North Carolina Zoo has been canceled, according to Randolph County Public Health.  Randolph County Public Health says that staff is contacting anyone who scheduled an appointment to discuss rescheduling.  Anyone who has not been contacted by Randolph County Public Health is asked to call the hotline at (336) 318-6227. 
 

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Update - January 18, 2021

Randolph County Public Health has a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available this week (January 19 – January 22).
If you are eligible for the vaccine as part of Group 1 – all healthcare workers OR Group 2 – individuals 65 years of age and older,
call the vaccine appointment line beginning at 8:00am, Tuesday, January 19

The appointment line number is 336-365-6110.

Please keep in mind that RCPH has an extremely limited supply of the vaccine and that the appointment line call volume remains very high.

 

For general COVID-19 questions, call 336-318-6227. Please note, this is not the vaccine appointment line.

Randolph County will follow the state and national plans for vaccinating the community. People most at risk will receive it first, and groups will continue until all people are
able to be vaccinated. Dates for each phase are not certain at this time, but we know that vaccines will be available for those at highest risk of exposure in the initial phase.
As more vaccines become available, other groups will become eligible.

More information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines 

More information from the CDC here, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html 


 

When Can You Get the Shot?

 

When can you get vaccinated?

COVID-19 Phase 1 Vaccine Update - January 11

Randolph County Public Health (RCPH) has an extremely limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, all of our vaccine appointments have been filled. We are not scheduling any new appointments at this time. For up-to-date information regarding the status of the vaccine supply please visit our Facebook page or our  COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page

 

For general COVID-19 questions, call 336-318-6227. Please note, this is not the vaccine appointment line.

Randolph County will follow the state and national plans for vaccinating the community.  People most at risk will receive it first, and phases will continue until all people are able to be vaccinated.  Dates for each phase are not certain at this time, but we know that vaccines will be available for those at highest risk of exposure in the initial phase. As more vaccines become available, other groups will become eligible.

Vaccine appointment line  - 336.365.6110.

Learn more about this plan here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines

Vaccine Distribution

 

Vaccine Safety


Great care has been taken to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

Scientists had a head start. Although the vaccines were developed quickly, they were built upon years of work in developing vaccines for similar viruses.

Testing was thorough and successful.  More than 70,000 people participated in clinical trials for two vaccines to see if they are safe and effective.  To date, the vaccines are nearly 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no safety concerns.

There is no COVID-19 virus in the vaccine. The vaccine imitates the infection so that our bodies think a germ like the virus is attacking.  This creates the antibody defenses we need to fight off COVID-19 if and when the real germ attacks.

No major side effects. Some people may have temporary reactions after being vaccinated, such as swelling from the injection, tiredness or feeling off for a day or two.

Developing, Manufacturing, Distributing a Vaccine

 


Vaccine Information


Where can I find answers to my vaccine questions?

Check out these pages for answers to frequently asked questions:

    NCDHHS: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines

    CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
    UNC COVID-19 Vaccine Hub: https://www.yourshot.health

Or call the NCDHHS COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162