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 2nd dose vaccines scheduled for Friday March 5th will be at the AG center from 1:00-4:00. Please bring your white vaccine/ appointment card. If you cannot attend the 2nd dose clinic because of a conflict please call the Health Department for a new date to receive your second dose. (733-6031)

Appointments for the 1st dose are required.
State allotted First Dose COVID-19 vaccines will be available for the week of March1-5th.
Please call the vaccine line
( 733-8273) Monday March 1ST-Thursday March 4TH for appointments for this round of 1st doses.

 First Dose Vaccines will be available for North Carolina residents in groups 1,2,& 3 at the Agriculture Extension Center (661 Vale Road above Ingles in Newland),A limited number of First Dose vaccines will be available for The week of March 1st-5th. Please call 828-733-8273 Monday March1st-Thursday 4th between the hours of 9am to 11am to schedule an arrival time. Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required. If you have a bleeding disorder please contact your physician for written documentation to receive the vaccine.
For questions concerning the vaccine,
please call 828-733-8273.
The Avery Health Department began vaccines on 1/12/2021

3230 first doses administered as of February 28th 2021
2344 second doses administered as of February 28th             2021              

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Please register with our County notification system if you wish to receive announcements, alerts by phone or text concerning weather events, emergency announcements, as well as vaccine availability information.

Avery County Residents Sign up for our emergency notification system here.
(Select off under Weather Alerts unless you want to be notified by the national weather service)


Free Coronavirus Testing 
No Appointment Necessary

Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays & Saturdays 
At The Pool 

STOPPING THE SPREAD OF COVID 19!                     
Together we knew Avery County could achieve any task. Today our positive cases are below the state average!  VACCINES ARE COMING, BUT UNTIL ENOUGH OF US ARE VACCINATED, we still need to:
1. Wear a mask to protect those we care about.
2. Social distance. Stay at least 6 feet apart when possible.
3. Wash your hands often. At least 20 seconds at a time.
The more we slow the spread the faster we'll return to normal Hello's... AND FEWER GOODBYES. THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART! Please visit the link above for updated information.

We Are Avery County.

Thank you for your interest in our county. I consider it a blessing to be allowed the opportunity to serve the county I grew up in, as County Manager. Together... We Are Avery County has become my motto. This motto symbolizes the fact that Avery County offers the best services to our great citizens and visitors alike. From our Emergency Services to our Governmental Offices you can find no better. So if you are just visiting or lucky enough to call Avery County home; hello and thanks for visiting our web site. Together... We Are Avery County.

Phillip Barrier, Jr.

 Check here for pictures of the new Avery County Cooperative Extension Community Room Now Open!


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 We need your help!

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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