The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services released the following update for Friday, January 15, which outlines revisions to the county’s vaccine plan, as well as information regarding updates on COVID-19 cases in the county.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Yesterday, NCDHHS announced changes to their Vaccine Prioritization Phases. Under the new plan, all healthcare workers and individuals 65 years of age and older may now receive the vaccine. As a result, Dare County is now accepting Vaccine Appointment Requests for these individuals.
If you are a healthcare worker or at least 65 years of age, you may submit a request for a Vaccination Appointment at www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008.
Dare County DHHS receives a limited supply of vaccine on a weekly basis from the state. We will schedule appointments for individuals from the appropriate Phase as the vaccine supply allows. Based on the anticipated number of individuals in this phase, we anticipate it could take 6-8 weeks before all individuals in these Prioritization Phases who wish to be vaccinated receive one.
For more information or details on the various Phases and who falls under which Phase is visit www.darenc.com/covidvaccine.
Communications and Information Sharing
Dare County DHHS has an established schedule of communication to share information regarding COVID-19. Every Tuesday, a written update and a video update which includes an overview of the previous week’s COVID-19 key metrics is issued. Additional updates will be released as needed. All released videos and written updates can be found on our website, DHHS facebook page, Dare County Twitter page, and Dare Emergency Management Twitter page. If you would like to receive these updates directly to your email, please sign up to receive our enotifications.
New positive cases are updated on the dashboard on our website and shared on the DHHS facebook page when we receive them. To find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases in Dare County visit www.darenc.com/covid19. State COVID-19 data is available at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.