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2nd dose vaccines scheduled for Thursday April 22nd will be at the AG center (661 Vale Road) 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 April 22nd and  again May 20th. The FIRST DOSE clinics will be with the mobile units. Please call the vaccine line (733-8273) for appointments for this round of 1st doses.

First Dose Vaccines will be available for North Carolina residents in groups 1,2,3,4 & 5 at the Agricultural Extension Building  April 22nd 1-4 pm, (the mobile clinic at Lees McRae College on April 21st has been CANCELLED) and on 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 call 828-733-8273 Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm to schedule an arrival time. We are following the recommendations of the NCDHHS and are immediately suspending the administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The Moderna vaccine will be available for these planned clinics. 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 information about Groups 1-5 Click Here
For questions concerning the vaccine in Avery County,  please call 828-733-8273.

The Avery Health Department began vaccines on 1/12/2021
5624 first doses administered as of April 14th 2021
4298 (24.5%) fully vaccinated Avery Citizens as of April 14th 2021


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