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Posted on: January 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - January 27, 2021

For Immediate Release


COVID-19 InformationVaccine Information
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Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information:

Volunteers Needed To Assist With COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts

Rowan County Public Health is seeking help from medical and non-medical volunteers as we move forward with COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Since the start of the pandemic, the county has reported over 10,000 positive cases of COVID-19 and the number of cases has continued to rise during the winter months. Rowan County Public Health’s goal is to make the vaccine available to all eligible residents of Rowan County and to make the vaccination process as efficient as possible. Rowan County Public Health is currently vaccinating Group 1 – Healthcare workers and Group 2 – Individuals over 65. In order to do so, the Rowan Public Health Department is asking for both medical and non-medical volunteers to support community vaccination activities. Rowan County wants to be prepared and able to call on volunteers to help distribute a large number of doses, if the state offers the opportunity to do so. 

Non-medical volunteers are needed to assist with operations and activities at the vaccination sites, such as registration and check-in, greeting and routing participants, traffic flow, runners, and other administrative tasks. 

Medical volunteers are needed to assist with vaccine administration. Volunteers in this category include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed physicians, licensed nurse practitioners, licensed physician assistants, licensed pharmacists, and other medical specialties. If you have a question about your eligibility, please reach out to our Volunteer Liaison, Alyssa Harris at: or by phone at (704) 218–8828.  

Volunteers will work in collaboration with the Rowan County Health Department and Rowan County Emergency Services staff to vaccinate county residents. Those interested in volunteering will register through the volunteer link on Rowan County’s website located under “Vaccine Information” and Volunteers. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.                        

For more  information on COVID-19,  contact the Rowan County COVID19 Line at (980) 432-1800 or visit the website at           

Alternate ways to get a vaccine

Additionally, we want to take time to remind citizens opportunities for vaccinations outside of what Rowan County Public Health can provide:

  • You may wish to reach out to your primary care provider for a referral to Novant Health’s vaccination clinic effort, or log into your MyChart account at
  • You can also sign up through Atrium at COVID-19 Vaccine | Atrium Health for a vaccine. Individuals do not have to be an Atrium patient and no one is going to ask or pressure them to change providers.  Atrium is holding larger vaccination events in the upcoming future in Charlotte and Concord at Bank of America Stadium  and at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we work toward our number one priority of ensuring that all Rowan County citizens that want a vaccine can receive it, while also balancing vaccine supply and abiding by the phased approach provided to us by NCDHHS.


Amy Smith

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