Dare County to post info Monday on COVID-19 vaccines for residents 75 and older

[photo courtesy The Outer Banks Hospital]

The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services plans to announce Monday information on how, when, and where to register and receive the COVID-19 vaccine for residents who are 75-years-old or older.

Front line healthcare workers whose duties put them at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 or who are vital to the initial COVID-19 vaccine response are currently being vaccinated.

More from an update posted Friday on Dare County’s COVID-19 Vaccination information page:

Please understand the state just changed the Priority Phasing three days ago, moving the 75 and over population to the next Priority group for us to vaccinate. This dramatically changed things for health departments across the state.

Dare County is still wrapping up the vaccinations for Priority Phase 1a. We expect to finish this Phase on Tuesday 1/5 and begin to move immediately to the Priority Phase 1b Group 1, which is the 75 and over population.

Dare County is receiving very limited allocations of the vaccine each week so it will take time to vaccinate everyone in this group who wishes to be vaccinated. Patience will be critical.

In time, everyone who wishes to receive a vaccine will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost. We ask for your patience as we work through the Prioritization phase groups that we are required to follow according to North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services.

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services issued revisions to Prioritization Phases on Thursday, which can be found here.

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