Updated as of Jan. 18
Macon County Public Health is now registering individuals to receive the COVD-19 vaccination at two Call Centers as well as online.
The options are as follows:
Option 1: Individuals may access a web link on the right side of the Macon County home page at HERE and complete the form to include their last name, first name and email address. Once this information is submitted, Macon County Public Health will be able to upload the information into the state COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS). After CVMS receives the submission, an email will be sent to the address provided allowing the individual to complete the registration process and set-up their password.
Following confirmation that their registration is complete and their phase confirmed, individuals may call 828.349.2517, Option 2 to schedule their appointment once we begin vaccinating their eligible phase/group.
Option 2: Individuals may call 828.349.2517, Option 2 and speak with a representative who will get them registered in the state COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS) after completion of a brief questionnaire. Once the registration has been completed, an appointment will be scheduled. No additional steps are needed.
Option 3: Individuals may call 828.524.1500 and speak with a representative who will get them registered in the state COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS) after completion of a brief questionnaire. Once the registration has been completed, an appointment will be scheduled. No additional steps are needed.
Call Centers are operating 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. As of this week, NC DHHS transitioned from vaccination phases to groups. In accordance with NC DHHS’s Vaccination Plan, Macon County is currently providing vaccinations to individuals in Group 2, individuals 65 and older regardless of health status. An updated graphic has been provided with this release.
The entire state of North Carolina is under a “Safer at Home” executive order, currently under phase three with masks required to be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19; however, anyone of any age can become infected with this illness. Therefore, we ask that community members strictly follow the governor’s orders and continue to practice social distancing, as well as safe hygiene measures such as hand washing and frequently cleaning touched objects and surfaces.
Symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, other lower respiratory illness (shortness of breath). If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828.349.2517, Option 1. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Article courtesy of Macon County Public Health