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Posted on: March 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - March 15, 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:

First Dose Vaccine Appointments Available This Morning for Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4.1

Appointment slots will be available beginning at 10 AM this morning for an evening  clinic, which will be held on Wednesday, March 17th at the West End Plaza. This clinic is for anybody in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4.1 (individuals with a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19  and increased risk of severe illness.

Please note that due to the forecast for this week, this clinic may need to be postponed. We will notify you of any changes as soon as possible. 

You can make an appointment by visiting our County’s First Dose Clinics webpage or you may call our COVID hotline at 980-432-1800 and push 1, when prompted. Please be aware that we do anticipate an  increased call volume, so wait times may be much longer than normal.  If at all possible, please try to make you appointment  online to help reduce our call volume.  Citizens without access to computers or internet may wish to visit their nearest Rowan Public Library location to utilize the free public Wi-Fi and computers. Please note that emails cannot be accepted  as a way to schedule an appointment, so staff will be unable to help you and will have to redirect you to the webpage.  

When making your appointment, please be aware that this clinic will only be for individuals 18 years and older. In addition to this, it is with the utmost importance that you make sure you are also available to receive your second vaccination on Wednesday, April 14th,  when a second-dose clinic will be held at the West End Plaza. In order to help us be as efficient as we can, it is very important that everyone keep both vaccination appointments and to make sure that you do not vaccine shop for a second dose.   

In addition to keeping your first and second appointments, we ask that you also make sure that you bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. Although the vaccinations are FREE and there is no direct costs to the individual;  if you have  insurance, we can file  for administrative costs. 

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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