Five additional COVID-19 deaths were confirmed by the Alexander County Health Department on Friday !
107 Alexander County citizens have now died with COVID associated symptoms. 86 new cases of the coronavirus was reported on Friday.
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. If you are seeking a different vaccine or you need an appointment on a different day/time than our vaccine clinics, the NCDHHS Find A Vaccine link at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines can help you to locate a suitable vaccine appointment nearest you. Click on NCDHHS in the upper left corner to open the link.
We are 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. We have not been given authorization to administer those booster vaccines at this time. We expect to learn more in the coming weeks.