COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Ashe Memorial Hospital administered its first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to its frontline health care workers on December 22, 2020. To read more click here.
At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 12 years and older and all other vaccines are approved for individuals 18 years and older.
AppHealthCare has launched a COVID-19 vaccine interest form for anyone interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those individuals who have filled out the interest form through AppHealthCare will receive an email or phone call through the health department to schedule an appointment. In addition to AppHealthCare, the vaccine also is available at local pharmacies, including CVS, Walgreens, Ingles, Walmart and Boone Drug, among others.
AppHealthcare will begin administering a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna for individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised as recommended by the CDC. This is intended for people who have a moderately or severely compromised immune system such as individuals who are undergoing cancer treatment, have had an organ transplant, are actively taking medications that suppress their immune system, have advanced or untreated HIV infection, or have another moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency condition. Booster doses for the general public are set to begin September 20th and depend on FDA and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation.
There is no cost for the vaccine. It is free to everyone whether or not you have health insurance. For additional information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on the COVID-19 vaccine click here.