County received 1,500 vaccine doses this week
The Stanly County Health Department has received 1,500 doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine this week, of which 800 were first doses and 700 were second doses.
People in Groups 1-3 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Those groups include healthcare professionals with in-person patient contact, residents and workers at long-term care facilities, adults over 65 and frontline essential workers.
Beginning March 24, people at higher risk from COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions will become the first within Group 4 who are eligible to receive a vaccine, as well as people in certain congregate-living settings.
Health Director David Jenkins said that on average the department is vaccinating 400 people per day. The department typically administers first doses on Thursdays and Fridays and second doses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Jenkins noted that while demand to get vaccinated has decreased recently compared to previous months, the department is still receiving steady calls for vaccine appointments along with the use of the department’s online appointment scheduler at https://novelhealth.ai/
Jenkins said he “doesn’t have any expectation” that the department will receive any doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Atrium Health in Charlotte received its first shipment of the vaccine — around 6,000 doses — on Monday.
About the data
Below is a breakdown of the number of cases and deaths of each municipality according to DHHS data:
- Albemarle (28001): 2,994 cases and 79 deaths;
- New London (28127): 1,034 cases and seven deaths;
- Norwood (28128): 735 cases and nine deaths;
- Locust (28097): 690 cases and three deaths;
- Oakboro (28129): 546 cases and six deaths;
- Stanfield (28163): 497 cases and three deaths;
- Richfield (28137): 304 cases and four deaths;
- Badin (28009): No information for the town.
Statewide, there have been roughly 10.6 million tests conducted resulting in at least 875,903 cases. A total of at 1,147 people were reported hospitalized Monday, and 11,552 people have died.
North Carolina reported 997 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the first time the number has been under 1,000 since Oct. 4, when there were 610 new cases.
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