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Posted on: January 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - January 28, 2021

For Immediate Release


COVID-19 Information

Phone: 980-432-1800

Vaccine Information

Onsite at vaccine clinics: Text rocopod to 888777 or tune into 88.7 FM for updates

Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information:

Rowan County Public Health Begins Providing Second Doses of COVID-19 vaccinations for Group 1 individuals today

Rowan County Public Health will start providing second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations for Group 1, formerly Phase 1a, individuals at West End Plaza today. The Rowan County COVID-19 Team worked to contact everyone due for their second shot this week. Individuals received both a call and an email with information for how the flow of the second dose clinics will go. 

Rowan County Health Department currently provides the Moderna vaccine, which requires a second dose 28 days or later after the first dose. The date listed on the vaccine card an individual receives when they get their first dose is the first date a person may be eligible, but may not be the date we hold the vaccination clinic depending on a number of factors. There is a window of opportunity after the 28 days for you to receive your second vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. Rowan County Public Health strives to give second doses as soon as possible after the 28-day window.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals need to bring their insurance cards as we will bill for the administrative costs. Vaccines are still provided at no cost to individuals. 

For this clinic, citizens will be checked against a list we receive from the CVMS (COVID19 Vaccine Management System) from the state specific to the first doses that Rowan County Public Health gave out. At this time, we are not able to provide a second dose for a person who did not receive their first dose from Rowan County Public Health. 

In addition, we cannot provide a first dose for anyone coming through the clinic. You will be turned away if you arrive and it is not your time to receive a second dose. 

Clinic Schedule

We are holding second dose clinics one day a week and will increase as needed. Clinics will be determined by when shipments arrive from the state. All individuals who will receive the second dose will be contacted at least one week in advance. Rowan County Public Health will continue to assess our processes as we move forward through the second dose clinics. We appreciate your understanding as we try to make this process as efficient as possible. Please know that we will make changes as necessary. 

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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