Macon County Public Health administers first COVID-19 vaccine

Macon County Public Health recently announced that the first COVID-19 vaccines have been given at MCPH.

Dr. Donald Dewhurst was one of the first to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Macon County and North Carolina are currently in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, which includes healthcare personnel directly responding to COVID-19 and long-term care facilities.

Any individuals who fall in the Phase 1A can call the Macon County COVID Call Center at 828-349-2517 to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. Those who are not in Phase 1A are not able to schedule an appointment at this time.

At this time, MCPH and NCDHHS are not scheduling individuals for vaccination in other vaccine phases other than Phase 1A.

MCPH assures the public that the vaccine roll-out process to those who are eligible in each phase will be as transparent as possible.

It is MCPH’s goal to provide the citizens of Macon County with the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and safely as possible.

North Carolina will advance to the next phase of vaccination when NCDHHS determines that all interested persons within the Phase 1a priority group have been vaccinated.

NCDHHS updates its website to reflect the current phase that North Carolina is in. You can view the site HERE.

MCPH will update its social media pages to alert the public when the state and county advance to the next phase of vaccination.

Pictured at the top of the article is Dr. Donald Dewhurst receiving the one of the first vaccinations at MCPH. Photo courtesy of MCPH.

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