By Outer Banks Voice on January 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine, First Dose Information: In an effort to streamline the vaccine process and to expedite our resources in getting vaccine to target populations, Albemarle Regional Health Services will be moving away from the pre-registration process and will announce weekly clinics based on allocations in each county.
Anyone on the lists who has not been called, we will attempt to reach you to communicate clinic offerings, however we have reached the vast majority who were registered this week.
These clinics will have set hours and set vaccine doses available, and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
ARHS is receiving vaccine weekly and are working to establish clinics to meet demand region wide based on current priority groups. Continue to check our website https://www.arhs-nc.org for vaccine clinic times and dates.
The current priority groups are: Healthcare workers (Group 1) and individuals 65 and older (Group 2). Please only come to a clinic if you meet the targeted group.
In an effort to expend doses in the region, Bertie County and Chowan County will be offering an additional clinic each for their residents on Friday, Jan. 22. Again, we are asking individuals in Bertie and Chowan County who are healthcare workers and 65 and older to attend these clinics. Lines will be cut off when the allocation has been exhausted.
The clinic times and locations are as follows:
COVID-19 Vaccine – Second Dose Information: Anyone who received their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine should register at http://www.arhsnc.org/information/COVID-19/vaccines/. We will use the information from this survey to share information on clinic locations and times. This will be used for communication ONLY and will not guarantee an appointment or dose.
The date on your card noting when your second dose is due is the suggested date you should receive your second dose. It can be administered after that date, or four days prior to that date. The series will not need to be restarted if you receive it after that date. We will be working to get all individuals vaccinated as close to that date as possible through clinic offerings. You will need to bring the vaccine card you received with your first dose with you to this clinic. If you do not have your card, you may experience additional delays, or may be turned away and rescheduled because we have to verify your first dose for your safety.
ARHS Vaccine Registration – http://www.arhs-nc.org/information/COVID-19/vaccines/
Albemarle Regional Health Services – http://www.arhs-nc.org/ or call 252-338-WELL
See what people are saying: