Due to an influx in phone calls following the announcement of upcoming vaccine clinics, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services stated on Monday that the public can now also register online to request a vaccine at http://www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine.
“We apologize for any frustrations you may have experienced while trying to contact our call center for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment,” stated the update. “We appreciate your patience as our staff have experienced a very high call volume. Additionally, we have listened to your feedback, and now have an opportunity for you to request your vaccine online.”
Once the online form is submitted, a staff member will call with an appointment time and location. Appointments will be provided in the order they are received.
Dare County will host three upcoming vaccine clinics for the next phase of vaccine recipients, which is Phase 1b, Group 1.
Phase 1b, Group 1 includes persons 75 years and older, and all people age 75 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated first in this group. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions.
Advanced registration is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As required by the state vaccination contract, registration is currently open for any North Carolina resident or property owner age 75 and over.
Proof of North Carolina residency or property ownership is required and documentation may include a North Carolina drivers’ license, copy of current lease or mortgage, current vehicle registration, or a current tax record. To register, visit http://www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 252-475-5008. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Vaccine clinics will be offered on an ongoing basis based on the county’s weekly allocation of the vaccine from the state. “We are currently only receiving a very limited number of doses each week,” stated the Health Dept. in Monday’s update. “Please be patient and understand that it will take time to provide everyone the vaccine who wishes to receive it.”
Dare County is currently accepting registrations for the following clinics. You must register for an appointment in advance, as there will not be any walk-up appointments.
- January 6th – Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills
- January 11th – Parks and Recreation, Kill Devil Hills
- January 16th – Fessenden Center – Buxton
Dare County will be providing the Moderna COVID 19 vaccine. The Moderna Vaccine requires two doses, separated by at least 28 days.
To follow which Priority Phase the county is vaccinating, please visit the Dare County webpage at https://www.darenc.com/departments/health-human-services/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine