Dare County to stay in Phase 2 vaccine group

By on February 12, 2021

In the wake of Governor Roy Cooper’s Feb. 10 announcement that the state would expand vaccine eligibility to Group 3, frontline essential workers, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services issued a Feb. 11 statement that it would not move to a new priority group before it finished vaccinating those already in the waiting line.

Here is the statement.

“Yesterday, Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina will expand vaccine eligibility to include educators and school personnel beginning February 24, 2021.

Dare County remains in Phase 2 of North Carolina’s Vaccine Prioritization plan and will remain there until the 2700 + individuals on the waiting list have been vaccinated.” (There are currently 600 first-dose appointments scheduled and 2,821 people on the wait list for appointments in the county.)

“This is not a capacity issue, as Dare County has the ability to vaccinate 3000 individuals per week if that many doses are made available. Dare County cannot move to Phase 3 until North Carolina sends enough vaccines to complete Phase 2.”

Recently, Dare County has been receiving about 300 doses of vaccine a week.






  • Manns Harbor man

    Just finished the second dose of COVID19 vaccine and had only minimal discomfort the next day. The staff and volunteers who ran the clinic at Parks and Rec were efficient, knowledgeable, and pleasant. A million thanks to all who served the citizens of Dare County.

    Saturday, Feb 13 @ 8:35 am
  • PJ

    I’m 66 and just had my first shot this past week and I was very impressed how the whole process was set up and executed. All the staff were polite and knowledgeable. The whole process was easy from start to finish. No lines to wait in. It took me 15 minutes from the time I checked in till I was done. That includes a 10 minute wait after the shot to insure there were no side effects. I had no pain when stuck and just a very mild soreness in injection area for the first 24 hours after the shot. My compliments to the planners, and thanks to all the staff involved in making it happen. Y’all rock!

    Saturday, Feb 13 @ 2:28 pm