The County Posted This Notice on Their website on 01/07/2021 at 5:43 PM
The following statement is attributed to Mike Zelek, Chatham County Public Health Director:
“The Chatham County Public Health Department has received a great deal of interest in the COVID-19 vaccine over the last several days, and we are encouraged to see so many are ready to roll up their sleeves. This process is in its early stages, and it will take several months to get the vaccine to all who want it.
“We continue to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to members of Phase 1a, according to the state’s prioritization guidance. This group includes health care workers caring for and working directly with patients with COVID-19 and those supporting vaccine efforts. At the same time, we are compiling a list of individuals in Phase 1b, group 1 (adults aged 75 or older) who want the vaccine. To be added to this list, visit www.chathamnc.org/
“We are beginning to schedule appointments with those on this list who qualify under Phase 1b, group 1. This process will take several weeks to reach all interested due to limited resources, and we appreciate your patience. We will also be working with other vaccine providers to get this group vaccinated as quickly as possible.
“CCPHD will be conducting these vaccinations by appointment only, due to limited supply of doses and to avoid crowds that may lead to spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and the last thing we want is to risk infection when individuals get their vaccine. Those receiving the vaccine will have the opportunity to ask questions and must give their consent before vaccine administration.
“CCPHD is also planning vaccination clinics to allow many to be vaccinated on the same day in central locations within Chatham County. Details on those events are still being worked out, and relevant information will be shared when the time comes. Please keep in mind these events are only open to those with appointments.
Chatham County NC Heath Department’s Up-To-Date Information About the COVID-19 Vaccines
A Letter from Karen Metzguer, RN & Executive Director
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New COVID-19 County Alert System The NC Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to start sharing important information. North Carolina is currently experiencing high levels of community transmission of COVID-19 statewide, but the virus is impacting some counties particularly hard.
The state has established a new COVID-19 County Alert System to help North Carolinians understand how their county is faring and take actions to slow the spread of the virus. Under the system, 53 counties are experiencing critical or substantial community spread, with the remaining counties seeing significant community spread. Learn more about how the system works and what steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones at: https://governor.nc.gov/news/north-carolina-introduces-covid-19-county-alert-system
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