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 FOR First Dose COVID-19                            Vaccines                                      Call 828-733-8273 
 
 The Health Department (545 Shultz Circle, Newland) will offer First Dose Vaccines Monday - Friday. Vaccines will be available on  Saturday's at the Baker center. Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required. 
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                 FREE COVID TESTING 
             No Appointment Necessary
      Mondays, Wednesdays,& Fridays 
            At The Health Department                           Parking Lot  9:00-6:00pm
            545 Shultz Circle,Newland


The Avery Health Department began vaccines on 1/12/2021
7662 first doses administered as of June 9th 2021
7047 (40.0%) fully vaccinated Avery Citizens as of June 9th 2021


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Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.

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