What? the flu?
The flu is still a thing! Flu activity is currently low with the help of more hand washing, wearing face coverings, and social distancing.
COVID-19 and flu are respiratory viruses but are NOT caused by the same virus.
Since symptoms are very similar to COVID-19, get tested for both flu and COVID-19.
- Sore throat
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Body aches
Make sure to get your flu vaccine! Getting your flu vaccine every year will help lower your risk.
Call your doctor's office or pharmacy to schedule your flu vaccine.
Download Flu Vaccine Flyer
***RCPH is now offering booster doses for the following Pfizer vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago (download flyer).
Eligible individuals include:
Individuals 65 or older;
Individuals 18 and older and:
o Live or work in a nursing home or other long-term care residential facility.
o Have underlying health condition(s) that puts you at high risk for severe illness.
o Work in a high-risk profession, meaning you come into contact with a lot of people, and you don’t know their vaccination status.
o Individuals that live or work in a place where many people live together (ex., homeless shelters, correctional facilities, migrant farm housing, dormitories or other group living settings in colleges or universities).***
RCPH will be offering 3rd doses to those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and have received Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
Please keep in mind this is not a booster shot.
Third dose of vaccine information
July 13, 2021
The Randolph County Public Health State of the County Health Report 2020 was presented to the Board of Health on July 12.
June 15, 2021
For statewide and county-specific COVID-19 case and vaccine data, click the following links:
RCPH continues to schedule appointments for individuals 12 years of age and older (Pfizer vaccine). Appointments can be made by calling the vaccine appointment line at 336-365-6110. The appointment line is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm (excluding holidays) as appointments are available.
Monday, April 19
Special Meeting of the Board of Health (details)
RCPH has a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for Monday, March 1, 2021. If you are eligible for the vaccine as part of Group 1 – all healthcare workers, Group 2 – individuals 65 years of age and older OR Group 3 – those who work in school (K-12) or childcare, call the vaccine appointment line beginning at 8:30 am, Friday, February 26.
The number for the appointment line is: 336-365-6110.
If you are calling the RCPH COVID-19 vaccine appointment line to schedule an appointment for someone other than yourself, PLEASE have on hand all required information needed to make the appointment. Required information includes: legal name, physical address, phone number, DOB and email address. Having this information makes the appointment process much smoother. Thank you for your cooperation.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update - February 2
Randolph County Public Health (RCPH) has an extremely limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. 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.
January 8, 2020
NC DHHS has identified Phase 1a and Phase 1b, Group 1 as those currently eligible for COVID19 vaccine. Randolph County Public Health is currently vaccinating individuals in each of those groups. At the present time, we are experiencing a tremendously high call volume in scheduling appointments. To address this issue, a new appointment line has been installed to improve the appointment process. This appointment line will go live at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021. So, beginning Monday, January 11, if you are part of Phase 1a or Phase 1b, Group 1 and need to schedule an appointment for the vaccine, call 336-365-6110. If you experience trouble reaching someone at this number call 336-318-6223. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we have worked through this issue.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING
Randolph County Public Health now offers free weekly testing!
Visit the Testing Page dates