By Outer Banks Voice on March 16, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced on Tuesday, March 16 that all residents ages 16 and older are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccination. This announcement comes only a week after DHSS first begin accepting registrations for individuals in Group 4 — which includes people with one or more high-risk medical conditions and individuals who work directly with the public.
Also for the first time, 16- and 17-year-olds are eligible. (Those who are 16 and 17 years old can receive the Pfizer vaccine, but not the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.) You can register for a vaccine at Vaccine Registration | Dare County, NC (darenc.com). The previous registration form asked whether someone was at least 18, but according to the DHHS, that is now being modified to allow people younger than that to register.
On March 16, the DHHS also updated the number of vaccinations it had administered as of Sunday March 14. The tally includes 10,128 who have received first doses and an additional 8,340 individuals who have been fully vaccinated — meaning 18,468 people have thus far rolled up their sleeves.