Macon County vaccine appointments being rescheduled due to limited supply

Due to inadequate supply of COVID-19 vaccine from NC DHHS, Macon County Public Health announced on Jan. 29 they must reschedule first dose appointments.

Those who have already scheduled appointments for their first dose of vaccine have been moved to the front of MCPH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List.

NCDHHS vaccination schedule by groups. Currently Groups 1 and 2 are being vaccinated.

Macon County Public Health will contact those on the waitlist as vaccine becomes available to reschedule your appointment. There are approximately 3,000 individuals on the Macon County Vaccine Wait List.

Macon County will be receiving 300 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state each week for the next three weeks. This number is based on population size in Macon County.

MCPH Daily COVID-19 update for Feb. 3.

MCPH appreciates your patience in this unprecedented time. For questions, you can call 828.524.1500, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regardless of which group you fall under, you can register for the COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List HERE.

When the group you fall under is eligible for vaccination, a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center will contact you to schedule your appointment.

NCDHHS updates its website to reflect the current group eligible for vaccine. You can view the site HERE.

NCDHHS notifies counties of weekly vaccine allotment

Macon County received notice on Jan. 28 that it will be receiving 300 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per week, for the next three weeks.

This number is based on population size. Our neighbors to the west in Clay County will receive 100 per week, while our neighbors in Jackson County will receive 400 per week. These shipments arrive on Tuesdays.

The vaccination schedule will change because of the number of vaccines the county expects to receive. The schedule update will be addressed in a separate press release.

Additionally, all vaccines that Macon County Public Health receives from the state will be used by Macon County Public Health to execute its vaccine efforts. HCA Mission and Pardee were able to redirect vaccines to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative clinics, which provided vaccines to those who are eligible and live in the Highlands-Cashiers area.

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

At this time, MCPH and NCDHHS are not scheduling individuals for vaccination in groups other than Groups 1 and 2.

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