COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those 75 and older now available in Dare County

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has announced the county is ready to begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the those who qualify under the next phase of state guidelines.

According to a information posted by the county Monday, those in Phase 1B Group 1, all persons 75 years and older, are now eligible to be vaccinated first in this group. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions for this group.

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Advanced registration is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As required by the state’s vaccination contract with the county, registration is currently open for any North Carolina resident or property owner age 75 and over.

Proof of North Carolina residency or property ownership is required and documentation may include North Carolina drivers license, copy of current lease or mortgage, current vehicle registration or your current tax record.

To register, please call the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008. The Call Center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. We are expecting a high call volume, so please keep trying if you do not get an answer right away. 

Vaccine clinics will be offered on an ongoing basis based on our weekly allocation of the vaccine from the state. We are currently only receiving a very limited number of doses each week. Please be patient and understand that it will take time to provide everyone the vaccine who wishes to receive it.

Dare County is currently accepting registrations for the following clinics. You must register for an appointment in advance. There will not be any walk up appointments. These clinics are only for North Carolina residents and property owners ages 75 and older.

  • January 6th – Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills

  • January 11th – Parks and Recreation, Kill Devil Hills

  • January 16th – Fessenden Center – Buxton

Dare County will be providing the Moderna COVID 19 vaccine. The Moderna Vaccine requires 2 doses, separated by at least 28 days.

For more information on the Moderna Vaccine, please visit the CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Moderna.html.  To receive the vaccine you should not have received any other vaccination within 14 days of your scheduled date to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You must also not have been in direct contact with anyone who has had the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days or have yourself been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days.

To follow which Priority Phase we are vaccinating please visit the Dare County webpage at darenc.com/covidvaccine

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