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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. The next mass clinic is May 20th at Linville Land Harbor (22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland) 9 am-12 and Elk River Country Club (15 Clubhouse Drive, Banner Elk) 1-4 pm. Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required.
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
6390 first doses administered as of May 12th 2021
5850 (33.3%) fully vaccinated Avery Citizens as of May 12th 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.
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