By Outer Banks Voice on February 26, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) administered about 600 doses of COVID vaccine at a Feb. 26 clinic in Kill Devil Hills. It also reported that as of today, the county has administered 8,398 first doses of COVID vaccine and 5,741 second doses.
DHHS Director Sheila Davies noted that she had applied for another special event allowance and was granted 500 extra COVID-19 vaccine doses for Dare County, which will enable department to administer 1,000 first doses at next week’s clinic. Currently, the county continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare professionals and those ages 65 and older. But Davies expects to possibly begin administering vaccines to any school and preschool staff who haven’t already received their vaccine, as well as other frontline workers, beginning in the next two weeks.
Also reporting on Feb. 26, Albemarle Regional Health Services said that to date, it has administered 6,432 first doses of COVID vaccine and 4,202 second doses of the vaccine in Currituck County.