By Outer Banks Voice on January 4, 2021
Update: The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has just published this Jan. 4 update on its Facebook page indicating that those 75 years and older can now also register for a COVID vaccine shot online.
“We apologize for any frustrations you may have experienced while trying to contact our call center for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. We appreciate your patience as our staff have experienced a very high call volume. Additionally, we have listened to your feedback, and now have an opportunity for you to request your vaccine online. Complete yours now at: www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine.”
Jan. 4 at 3:30 p.m. According to the NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Phases, the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, has been providing first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Healthcare Providers in Dare County over the past 2 weeks.
Dare County is now ready to begin providing vaccinations to the next Phase; Phase 1b in Group 1.
Phase 1b in Group 1 is persons 75 years and older: All people age 75 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated first in this group. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions.
Advanced registration is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As required by our state vaccination contract, registration is currently open for any North Carolina resident or property owner age 75 and over. Proof of North Carolina residency or property ownership is required, and documentation may include North Carolina driver’s license, copy of current lease or mortgage, current vehicle registration or your current tax record.
To register, please call the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008. The Call Center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. We are expecting a high call volume, so please keep trying if you do not get an answer right away.
Vaccine clinics will be offered on an ongoing basis based on our weekly allocation of the vaccine from the state. We are currently only receiving a very limited number of doses each week. Please be patient and understand that it will take time to provide everyone the vaccine who wishes to receive it.
Dare County is currently accepting registrations for the following clinics. You must register for an appointment in advance. There will not be any walk-up appointments. These clinics are only for North Carolina residents and property owners ages 75 and older.
Dare County will be providing the Moderna COVID 19 vaccine. The Moderna Vaccine requires 2 doses, separated by at least 28 days. For more information on the Moderna Vaccine, please visit the CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Moderna.html.
To receive the vaccine you should not have received any other vaccination within 14 days of your scheduled date to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You must also not have been in direct contact with anyone who has had the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days or have yourself been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days.
To follow which Priority Phase we are vaccinating please visit the Dare County webpage at darenc.com/covidvaccine
We encourage you to stay informed by visiting www.darenc.com/covid19 or by visiting the CDC or NC DHHS websites. If you have specific needs or questions you may also call the Dare County COVID-19 call center open Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 at 252-475-5008.