Drive-thru coronavirus vaccine clinics this week in Currituck, elsewhere in NENC

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Albemarle Regional Health Services will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics on a first-come, first-served basis for the eight counties in their service territory this week.

“ARHS is mobilizing all of our public health resources to meet the demand we are experiencing and serve individuals in phase 1A and 1B Group 1,” said R. Battle Betts, Jr., MPA, ARHS Health Director.

“We ask our residents to review these guidelines and allow these priority groups to be served on these dates,” Betts said.

“As additional supplies are made available and we begin to move to vaccination of other phases, we will offer additional clinics across the district,” Betts said. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we respond to this pandemic.”

who fall under Phase 1a and Phase 1b, Group 1 are currently allowed to get the vaccines.

Hospitals and local health departments are vaccinating health care workers caring for and working directly with patients with COVID-19 and those giving vaccines.

In addition, the federal government is vaccinating long-term care residents and staff.

Anyone 75 years or older and residents of North Carolina, regardless of medical condition or living situation, can get their shots at the clinics starting this week.

There will be no cost for the vaccine at the drive-thru clinics, however if you have insurance, that information will requested.

Individuals will be asked to provide vaccination registration information and wait for 15 minutes following the vaccine per standard protocol.

Information on the vaccine and a card will be provided that will remind you of when your second dose is due, approximately 3-4 weeks following the first dose.

ARHS COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics:
Currituck County Maple Park: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bertie County Health Department: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Camden County Health Department: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chowan County Health Department: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gates County Health Department: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ahoskie Creek Amphitheater: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Perquimans County Recreation Center: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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