Dare County vaccinates close to 1,500 against COVID-19

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Woodard receives a COVID-19 vaccine Saturday. [Courtesy Dare County]

Dare County Health and Human Services vaccinated an estimated 1,500 people against COVID-19 at a mass clinic in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday — and Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard was among the crowd.

After receiving the vaccine, Woodard praised Dare County Department of Health & Human Services Director Dr. Sheila Davies and her team for their efforts.

It was a quick and orderly process during Saturday’s mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Kill Devil Hills. [Kari Pugh photo]

“The individuals who are working tirelessly at the county’s vaccine clinics are doing an absolutely phenomenal job,” said Woodard. “They are professional, compassionate and caring, and the efficiency of the operation here in Kill Devil Hills is unmatched anywhere across our state. Thank you to Dr. Davies and her team for a job well done.”

Woodard also issued a reminder to Dare County residents about the important role that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has in slowing the spread of the virus in the community.

“I strongly urge all of my fellow residents of Dare County to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when they become eligible to do so,” said Woodard. “We must all continue to do our part. Getting vaccinated is a safe and effective way to help you and your community put an end to the pandemic.”

Dare County is currently accepting registration requests for individuals in Phases 1 through 4. For more information or if you meet the state’s eligibility requirements and would like to submit your request for an appointment, visit www.DareNC.com/Covid19

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