Everyone in Dare County can now register for a shot

By on March 16, 2021

(Dare County Department of Health and Human Services)

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.








  • Stephen McKenna

    There may have been 18,468 shots administered, but not to 18,468 people. All of these who received the second shot should have been included within those who received the first shot.

    Tuesday, Mar 16 @ 3:41 pm
  • Dethrol

    The vaccination accounting, just like the accounting process for the virus since this mess began, are confusing (purposely in my personal opinion). The 18,468 number is a stupid number that means absolutely nothing. Since some of the vaccines require 2 doses and some of them are one and done, reporting of the number of people who have “rolled up their sleeves” serves no purpose. Surely, based on the virus dashboard that’s been tracking a dozen or more parameters for the last year, somebody can come up with a way to inform the public of the number of people fully vaccinated broken down by the type of vaccine they received.

    Tuesday, Mar 16 @ 4:11 pm
  • MadHatter

    You two above must have failed math class!!! The article clearly states that 10,128 have received the first shot, meaning they are waiting on the second. It then states 8,340 individuals have been fully vaccinated (received both shots)… which means that 18,468 people have rolled up their sleeves… that is proper math, I don’t know where you all learned to count. 10,128 people rolled their sleeves up for the first time around, while 8, 340 have rolled them up twice. Besides… the only vaccine approved for one dose is J&J and that hasn’t been out long enough to be included most likely in Dare county. Use some d@mn common sense before going off on DHHS, they have done well with what they have to work with and at least they can add/subtract…. Thank you for what you do!!!

    Wednesday, Mar 17 @ 9:34 am