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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Media Release COVID-19 - July 12, 2021

For Immediate Release

07/12/2021    

COVID-19 Information

Phone: 980-432-1800
Website: www.rowancountync.gov/COVID-19
Email: covid-19@rowancountync.gov

Vaccine Information

Website: www.rowancountync.gov/COVIDvaccine
Follow Us: www.facebook.com/rowancountyhealth 

Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information: https://bit.ly/rowan-covid19-hub

Rowan County Public Health is Offering COVID Vaccination Clinics Targeting Students and Teachers

Starting next Friday, Rowan County Public Health will begin offering COVID vaccination clinics at local school sites and at the Wallace Center. These clinics are open to anyone, but they are especially for our local students and teachers as the beginning of school is less than one month away. At each of these clinics, please note that the Pfizer vaccine will be given, which is safe for anyone twelve years old and older. It is also important to note that the Pfizer vaccine does require two vaccines to be considered fully vaccinated, so we ask that you plan accordingly.

  • East Rowan High School
    Friday, July 23rd; 12 to 3 pm
    Return Date for 2nd Vaccination: Friday, August 13th; 2 to 5 pm
  • West Rowan Elementary School
    Tuesday, August 3rd; 12 to 3 pm
    Return Date for 2nd Vaccination: Tuesday, August 24th; 2 to 5 pm
  • Wallace Center (Clinic will be targeting teachers)
    Thursday, August 5th; 10 am to 2 pm
    Return Date for 2nd Vaccination: Friday, August 27th; 2 to 5 pm

In addition to offering COVID vaccination clinics throughout the community, Rowan County Public Health is also offering COVID vaccinations in-house on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. If you are interested in scheduling a COVID vaccine appointment for your child and/or yourself, please call 704-216-7921.

Also with school beginning on August 11th, it is important to make sure that your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. If your child needs to receive any of their required immunizations or needs a physical before school begins, please contact us at 704-216-8837. Appointments are available for these services on Tuesday afternoons or Friday mornings.

As Rowan County’s active COVID numbers now rise to 125 cases and with only 34% of our total population having received only one dose of their full COVID vaccine, it is now more important than ever for your children to be current on all of their vaccinations. By doing this, you are doing your part to make sure that your child stays healthy and that he/she is less likely to spread any unnecessary viruses and/or diseases to those they come in contact with.

In addition to our active COVID cases beginning to rise again, we are also seeing an increase in the number of children becoming sick with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and an association with the new delta variant. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms with most people recovering in a week or two. However, RSV can be serious for infants and older adults and can lead to hospitalizations. It is also important to note that RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States. 

 

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Contact:
Amy Smith
704-216-8859
amy.smith@rowancountync.gov

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