By Outer Banks Voice on January 22, 2021
First Doses of ARHS Vaccine Administered by County: Pasquotank – 5,285; Currituck – 4,030; Perquimans – 2,500; Bertie – 2,270; Camden – 1,070; Gates 1,360; Chowan – 2,230; Hertford – 1,870
Besides healthcare workers, the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be pushed out to individuals 65 years of age and older. To schedule an appointment at the Hyde County Health Department, please call 252-926-4467. To schedule an appointment on Ocracoke, please call 252-489-3622.
At either facility, leave a message if you do not talk to someone. Please be patient while waiting for a return phone call, and do not call back, as this ties up the phone lines.
The NC Department of Transportation and the NC Department of Health and Human Services announced that approximately $2.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funding is being distributed to local transit agencies across the state to help pay for rides for individuals who need transportation assistance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Each local transit agency will receive a set amount of funding, and the initiative will continue until funds are exhausted for that agency. The funds can be used to offset operating costs associated with transit rides to and from vaccination sites for people who are receiving or assisting someone in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
People who need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine should reach out to their local transit agency. You can find your local transit agency online at NC_public_transit.pdf (ncdot.gov). Local transit agencies serve all 100 North Carolina counties.