CVS – 41 McDowell residents test positive for COVID in one week. Another person dies | Local News
On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,800 new COVID-19 cases across the state, up from 1,434 on Wednesday. Also, 12 additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported Thursday for all of North Carolina.
Deaths don’t necessarily occur on the date the state reports them. The state Health Department revises its daily figures as more information becomes available. Roughly 60% of adults in North Carolina have received at least one dose of the vaccine and about 57% have been fully vaccinated, according to a story by The Charlotte Observer.
If you are not vaccinated, health officials strongly encourage you to get your vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and there are multiple vaccine locations around our county to choose from including: McDowell County Health Department, Ingles, Walmart, CVS, Atrium Health Physician Practices and McDowell Family Pharmacy in Old Fort. First dose vaccine appointments can be booked online by visiting http://www.myspot.nc.gov or by calling the Vaccine Call Center at 828-803-4552.
The next Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic is to be held Wednesday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the McDowell County Health Department. This clinic is open for anyone ages 12 and older. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is needed.
Homebound citizens who want the vaccine, but are unable to reach a vaccination site are encouraged to contact the Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) for further assistance. In partnership with the Community Paramedic Program, homebound citizens can have the vaccine delivered and administered at their home.