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Posted on: August 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - August 2, 2021

For Immediate Release


COVID-19 Information

Phone: 980-432-1800

Vaccine Information

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

This Tuesday and Thursday, Rowan County Public Health will be offering COVID vaccination clinics at West Rowan Elementary School from 12 to 3 pm and at the Wallace Center from 10 am to 2 pm, respectively. These clinics are for anyone, but we hope that our local students and teachers will take advantage of this service and will begin their COVID vaccination process. Please note that the Pfizer vaccine will be given at both of these clinics, 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.

  • 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

If you and/or your child still needs to get a COVID vaccine and this week’s school-targeted clinics do not work for your schedule, please feel free to visit the  CDC’s vaccine finder. Here, you will find a number of local agencies/businesses that are offering COVID vaccines in Rowan County, such as:

  • Novant Health at the J. F. Hurley YMCA; Walk-ins are accepted Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 am – 5 pm 
  • Larger chain pharmacies: CVS and Walgreens
  • Grocery Stores: Walmart, Food Lion (Salisbury and China Grove), Sam’s Club
  • Local pharmacies: Moose Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe, and Cannon Pharmacy
  • Provider offices: Rowan County Public Health, Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, Pro Med, and Salisbury Pediatric (only for established patients)

To find out more information about which vaccines are being offered and when they are being offered, please contact the agency/business directly.  It is important to know that when seeking out a COVID vaccine for your child, any child younger than 12 is not yet currently eligible to receive a vaccine. However, if your child is 12 years old and older, they can receive the following vaccines based on their age:

  • Pfizer Vaccine (age 12+)
  • Moderna Vaccine (age 18+)
  • Johnson and Johnson (age 18+) 

In closing and with school beginning next week, please note that Rowan County Public Health in addition to hosting community vaccine clinics is also offering COVID vaccinations in-house on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. We are also offering appointments for other required immunizations and well-child check-ups on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings, as well.  If you and/or your child need of any of these services, please feel free to call 704-216-8837 to make an appointment.



Amy Smith

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