Alexander County has recorded it’s 150th COVID-19 associated death since the beginning of the pandemic according to figures released on Wednesday by the County Department of Health.
New cases showed a decrease in the last seven days from 112 the week prior to 96.
Alexander County Public Health is pleased to provide Covid-19 vaccinations for our citizens.
At this time the Alexander County Health Department is scheduling:
– first & second dose appointments for the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 & for youth & adults ages 12 & older; as well as the Moderna vaccine for adults age 18 & older
– Pfizer booster vaccines for persons ages 5-17 who had both doses of Pfizer vaccine at least 5 months ago
– Pfizer or Moderna booster vaccines for persons age 18 & over who had both doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a combination of the two, at least 5 months ago
– Pfizer or Moderna booster vaccines for persons age 18 & over who had their initial Janssen/J&J vaccine at least 2 months ago and second boosters for those who had a primary dose of J&J at least 6 months ago and a booster of J&J at least 4 months later.
We continue to schedule 3rd/immunocompromised doses of the Pfizer (5 & over) & Moderna vaccines (18 & over) for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised according to CDC guidelines and who received their 2nd dose of Covid vaccine at least 28 days ago. We also schedule boosters for these patients (ages 12 & over) at least 5 months after their 3rd doses and second booster doses at least 4 months after their first booster dose. Persons age 12-17 must receive the Pfizer booster.
We do not have the Janssen/J&J vaccine but those who meet criteria and are interested in receiving it are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider or local pharmacy.
To register for a vaccine appointment at our office, visit https://alexandercountync.gov/covid/ or call 828-632-9704.