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Stanly County vaccinations move indoors

Stanly County Health Department has moved all vaccination appointments indoors at Stanly
County Commons.

“The change was necessary to ensure the safety and protection of our patients, staff and equipment, especially with the unpredictable weather. Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine is more temperature sensitive and easier to monitor in a temperature controlled environment,” Health and Human Services Director Dave Jenkins said.

As of March 29, Stanly County Health Department has administered 10,035 first dose vaccinations and 5,390 second dose vaccinations.

According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, 19.3 percent of Stanly County residents have received a first dose of vaccine and 11.6 percent are fully vaccinated.

All residents age 16 and older who wish to be vaccinated will be eligible on April 7. To schedule a COVID-19 first dose vaccine appointment online at the Stanly County Health Department visit http://book.novelhealth.ai/stanly or call 980-323-0205.

For testing location options, consult the Find My Testing Place feature on the NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 website.

You can stop the spread of the virus by following the 3 W’s:

● Wear a cloth face covering.

● Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.

● Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.