Alexander County’s COVID-19 count increased significantly on Wednesday. 62 new cases were reported from noon on Tuesday until noon Wednesday. In addition, 2 more county citizens were placed in a hospital with COVID associated symptoms bringing the figure to 20. The County continues to lag well below state average of 60 percent fully vaccinated.
At this time the Alexander County Health Department is scheduling appointments for the Pfizer vaccine for persons age 12 and older and the Moderna vaccine for persons age 18 and older. To register for a vaccine appointment at our office, visit https://alexandercountync.gov/covid/ or call 828-632-9704.
Alexander County Public Health is also providing third-doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to fully vaccinated persons who are moderately to severely immunocompromised according to CDC guidelines. For those who are interested in a booster and are not immunocompromised, the current indication is that those may begin sometime in the fall and that patients could become eligible on/after the 8-month anniversary of their second vaccine dose.