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Posted on: May 14, 2021

5-14-21 Upcoming Mobile Vaccination Clinics for teens and adults


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14, 2021

Upcoming Mobile Vaccination Clinics :

Haywood Community College (12-18)

Haywood County Health and Human Services is partnering with Haywood Community College to host a special COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids 12-18 and their families on May 19 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the HCC campus.

This special mobile clinic will offer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on a drive-up basis, no appointment required on the campus of HCC. Students under the age of 18 will need parent or guardian consent to get vaccinated. 

Family members of students are also eligible to get vaccinated at this clinic.

Spring Hill Baptist Church Wellness Screening Event (18 and up)

COVID-19 vaccination will be available, no appointment necessary, to anyone 18 and up Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church 1918 Murray Road Canton. Health screenings including: vital signs, cholesterol, diabetes, heart health, depression, and vision will also be offered. 


Walk-In, no appointment needed vaccination:

  • Haywood County Health and Human Services is now offering COVID-19 vaccine walk-in appointments Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Vaccinating everyone ages 18 and up.

  • Local pharmacies are also offering no-appointment walk-in vaccination. Visit https://myspot.nc.gov/ for locations.


“Summer is quickly approaching and COVID-19 vaccines are our best shot at getting us back to the people, places, and activities that we all love. As the school year ends and students return home from college, we want to encourage our younger residents to reserve their spot and take their shot. We are hosting a vaccine clinic for residents ages 12-18 and their families on May 19 at Haywood Community College and we encourage parents and caregivers to talk to their children about the vaccine. Let’s make this a family affair,” said Haywood County Health Director Sarah Henderson. 

 
Where to find additional COVID-19 vaccine information:

  • For vaccine appointment questions or help call 828-356-2019, Option 1.

  • Please do not call the health department’s main number for COVID-19 vaccination questions. Use the hotline number instead.

  • For general COVID-19 information visit https://www.haywoodcountync.gov/684/COVID-19-Information

Vaccinations by the numbers:

Total first shots given so far: 26,008

*Data source: NCDHHS Vaccination Dashboard, ‘All Programs’ dataset.

Percent vaccinated with at least one shot: 41.7 %


Currently vaccinating: 

  • Haywood residents ages 12+


Book Your Vaccine Appointment: https://myspot.nc.gov/ — Multiple appointments available in each time slot.


By Phone: 828-356-2019 (hours of operation for the phone line are Monday - Friday 8 a.m - 5 pm..) 



First dose appointments: 

  • Do not book initial dose appointments if you cannot commit to being available on the day your second dose should be given. Second doses are due 21 days later for Pfizer later or 28 days later for Moderna. If you plan to be out of town or having a scheduled surgery or some other conflict you should wait and not start the vaccine until you can receive all doses here in Haywood County, on time.


Second dose information:

  • The second appointment dates for Moderna are due 28 days after the initial dose. Appointments for Pfizer are due 21 days after the initial dose. (Your second appointment date can be found on the back of your vaccine card.)


After vaccination:

  • For most people, full immunity potential is reached about two weeks after receiving the second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna. For Johnson & Johnson - Janssen vaccine, the full benefit is reached 4 weeks after the single dose, there is no second shot required. 

  • CDC Mask Guidance Update: Fully vaccinated people have the option to resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

  • It is important to continue wearing a face covering particularly indoors, and around crowds even outdoors, and around others not fully vaccinated or who may be at high risk if they were to get COVID-19


At each step of the way,  Haywood County Health and Human Services is committed to providing updates and guidance to make sure that everyone who wants to be vaccinated will have their chance.


Key Points about the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • The vaccine is tested, safe, and effective

  • You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine

  • The vaccine will be provided free of charge to everyone that wants it.

  • For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, two doses are needed for maximum immunity.

  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.

  • There is no vaccine mandate.

  • Continuing the 3Ws will be critical until the vaccine is widely taken


Summary of Key Updates this week:


  • Teen vaccine clinic at HCC: May 19, 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Under 18 will need parent or guardian consent.

  • Fully vaccinated people have the option to resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.




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