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Posted on: March 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - March 22, 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 Vaccination Appointments Available This Morning for Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4a

Appointment slots will be available beginning at 10 AM this morning for a vaccination clinic, which will be held on Thursday, March 25thh at the West End Plaza from 8:30 am -2:00 pm. This clinic is for anybody in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4a (individuals with a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19  and increased risk of severe illness).

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 be administering the Pfizer vaccine, which can be given to  individuals 16 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.  If you can not keep your appointment, we ask that you please contact our Call Center staff at 980-432-1800 to cancel and to possibly reschedule your appointment.. 

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 towards ensuring that all Rowan County citizens that want a vaccine can receive it, while balancing vaccine supply and abiding by NCDHHS’ phased approach.


Amy Smith

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