Public Health: 12 And Up Should Get Vaccine


Last updated 7/26/2021 at 4:01pm

Transylvania County school students are getting nearer to returning to the classroom, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released updated guidance for school administrators and local health departments to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized for anyone over 12 years old, and Transylvania Public Health (TPH) recommends parents vaccinate their children if they are old enough.

For children not yet vaccinated, Tara Rybka TPH’s public information officer, recommends parents make appointments...

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