The Moore County Well being Division will maintain a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Vass on Thursday.
Open to all residents 12 years of age and older, the occasion is scheduled to happen from three to six pm underneath the pavilion at Sandy Ramey Keith Park on US 1. Individuals underneath 18 years of age who want to be vaccinated should be “accompanied by a mum or dad or guardian who can consent, ”the well being division mentioned.
Well being division workers will administer the primary dose of Pfizer’s two-shot vaccine, which is the one vaccine at present licensed for youthful adolescents by the Meals and Drug Administration. The division famous that every one vaccinated adults in North Carolina are mechanically entered right into a state drawing to win $ 1 million, whereas vaccinated residents underneath the age of 18 have an opportunity to win $ 125,000 for postsecondary schooling.
A complete of 46,245 native residents, or about 46 p.c of the county’s inhabitants, are totally vaccinated towards COVID-19. Information from the North Carolina Division of Well being and Human Companies confirmed that 1,932 folks in Moore County have been ready to obtain their second dose of the vaccine on Monday.
Along with the Thursday clinic, immunizations can be found each Thursday from eight:30 to 11:15 am and from 1 to four:15 pm on the Carthage well being division workplace. Appointments might be made by calling 910-947-7468 from eight am to five pm on weekdays.
COVID-19 circumstances are growing in Moore County, the place about 90 new infections have been reported previously two weeks. The county’s positivity fee for coronavirus assessments stood at 7.5 p.c on Monday, larger than the state common of 5.eight p.c.
A complete of 9,166 COVID-19 circumstances have been reported within the county because the begin of the pandemic, and no less than 196 residents have died from issues of the illness.