Hyde County released the following update for Friday, January 29, which provides information on the current vaccine allotment, and how individuals on the mainland and on Ocracoke Island can schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Hyde County Health Department continues to vaccinate individuals who are 65 years of age and older. This remains the priority group as determined by Federal and North Carolina Public Health Advisory Committees.
We are given a specific number of doses each week, which are based on numbers of low-income adults 65 and older, and historically marginalized populations of adults 65 and older. Because of the small number of doses we are allocated, we are unable to vaccinate everyone in the 65 and older category. We encourage you to continue to call for appointments, and your name will be placed on a waiting list. As appointment slots open up and/or we are provided more vaccine, you will be called for an appointment.
To schedule an appointment at the Hyde County Health Department, please call 252-926-4467. To schedule an appointment on Ocracoke, please call 252-489-3622. At either facility, leave a message if you do not talk to someone. Please be patient while waiting for a return phone call, and do not call back, as this ties up the phone lines.
The Hyde County Health Department continues to perform COVID-19 testing for those who have symptoms or request a test. To schedule an appointment for testing, please call 252-926-4399.
- Active Cases 16
- Recovered Cases 586
- Deaths 7
- TOTAL COUNT 609
For 24/7 on-call services, dial 1-866-462-3821, the Coronavirus Hotline.