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Vaccine Update Given – Transylvania County, NC

 

Last updated 3/1/2021 at 3:56pm

Transylvania Public Health has been allocated 500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for this week.

This includes 300 baseline doses and 200 additional doses based on the county’s population ages 65 or older.

Public Health will be receiving an additional 190 doses transferred from Transylvania Regional Hospital, since it has finished vaccinating its staff.

Transylvania Public Health will be offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through clinic in Brevard on Friday, March 5.

These vaccines will be offered to people eligible in Group 1 and Group 2.

Public Health is not currently offering vaccines to education and child care workers in Group 3.

Appointments for the Moderna vaccine were opened today.

Eligible people can make an appointment by calling (828) 884-4007 or online at http://www.transylvaniahealth.org.

A third COVID-19 vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson under its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Company label, has been issued an emergency use authorization from the FDA. On Sunday, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Vaccine Practices voted to recommend the vaccine for use among adults ages 18 and up. The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a single dose and can be stored at refrigerated temperatures.

It is considered 72 percent effective against COVID-19 in the U.S. and offers 86 percent protection against severe forms of the disease. The federal government will begin distributing 3.9 million doses of this vaccine as early as today.

More than 80,000 doses are expected to arrive in North Carolina this week, beginning on Wednesday.

 
 

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