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Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - April 13, 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 Clinic this Saturday for All Adults and Teenagers 16 and Older

Appointment slots are now available for a First Dose Clinic, which will be held on Saturday, April 17th at Livingstone College’s New Trent Gymnasium, starting at 8:30 am. This clinic is for all adults and teenagers 16 years and older. Appointments are highly encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome until 1 pm. 

This clinic was originally scheduled to offer the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine; but out of an abundance of caution and as we continue to monitor the guidance set for us by the CDC and FDA, Rowan County Public Health has decided to offer the Pfizer vaccine instead for this event. As we go forward, we continue to strongly support and thank Livingstone College for their help in getting as many people in our community vaccinated as possible; but at the same time, we want to make sure we keep our community as healthy as we can. 

Appointments can be made   by visiting the following link or by calling our COVID hotline at 980-432-1800; Option 1. 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 in order to make their appointment.  

When making your appointment; please know that we 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 Saturday, May 8th, when a second-dose clinic will be held again at Livingstone College. To make a second appointment, you will need to call 980-432-1800 or scan the QR code that you will receive this Saturday to schedule a time for this appointment. Please note, you will not receive a call from our staff to schedule a time for your second appointment. If you cannot keep your appointment, we ask that you please contact our Call Center staff at 980-432-1800 to cancel.

On the day of the clinic, we ask that you make sure that you bring your insurance card with you. Although the vaccination is FREE and there is no direct costs to the individual, we will file for administrative costs.  If you do not have insurance, please know that you can still receive the vaccination at no direct costs to you.

In closing, we want to thank you for your continued patience as we work towards ensuring that all Rowan County citizens that want a vaccine can receive one in a safe way. In addition to this, we want to highly encourage everyone to still practice the 3W’s and to get tested for COVID, if you are not feeling well or if you have been in contact with someone who has had the virus. Only with your help, can we stop the spread of the coronavirus and any of the variants that may be lurking within our community.


Amy Smith

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