Vaccine Scheduling for Healthcare Workers and Adults 65 and Older

Later this week, Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) will be offering more opportunities for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Buncombe County continues to increase critical staffing and infrastructure to help support the rollout of available vaccine in Buncombe County. Please be patient while the county works through these steps.

BCHHS began administering vaccine to those in the previous Phase 1a on December 22, 2020. Since then, BCHHS has administered 3,000 vaccines with more than 2,800 appointments scheduled for this week.

Those individuals needing the second dose of the vaccine will receive a direct communication from BCHHS with next steps using the contact information provided at the first vaccination. They do not need to call or go through the online portal to schedule that appointment.

Because vaccine supplies are currently limited, states must make vaccine available in phases.

NCDHHS determines the vaccine allocation to counties. Current vaccine supply remains low.

At this time, there are no vacant appointments. Community members can receive information about vaccination phases and how to schedule appointments by signing up for the COVID-19 email newsletter at buncombeready.org. Community members can also receive alerts to their phones by texting “BCAlert” to 888-777.

More details available at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines.

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