Officials: Vaccination A 'Massive' Local Effort – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 1/18/2021 at 2:56pm

There are approximately 34,000 people who live in Transylvania County, and the effort to make sure every last one of them has the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine (if they so wish) is a task put on Transylvania Public Health (TPH.)

“It takes approximately 20 minutes to administer the vaccine because you get a shot, but you have to wait for 15 minutes to make sure that you don’t have a reaction,” County Manager Jaime Laughter said. “So, if you took that 20 minutes and you multiplied that by 34,000 (about 11,333 hours), which is roughly our county population, it really gives...

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