Under the direction of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services last week, Macon County Public Health and other vaccine providers have begun to vaccinate individuals who qualify to receive the vaccine as frontline, essential workers. MCPH has worked through a majority of the existing waitlist, including those who are 65-years of age or older who previously qualified for their vaccine.
MCPH has continued to receive special event dosage from NC DHHS and will have a delivery of 1,700 this week. MCPH also expects to have more of both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines this week.
NC DHHS is defining frontline, essential workers as those who must be in-person at your place of work, in the following sectors: critical manufacturing, education (including college and university staff), essential goods (including workers at any store that sells groceries or medicine), food and agriculture (including restaurant workers), government and community services (including workers at non-profit organizations), public safety, transportation, and all remaining health care and public health workers.
You can learn more about who may qualify HERE.
Individuals in Group 3 that want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, must call Macon County’s Vaccine Call Center at 828.524.1500 to register and schedule an appointment.
The Macon County Vaccine Call Center is open Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.