For Immediate Release
Phone: 980-432-1800Website: www.rowancountync.gov/covid-19Email: email@example.com
Rowan County Case Information: https://bit.ly/rowan-covid19-hub
Rowan County Public Health and Emergency Services have been working through the logistics for providing the COVID-19 vaccine to the public. Drive-thru clinics can be set-up by appointment or first come, first serve (FCFS). For the time being, Rowan County is working within the FCFS model for the following reasons:
We would like the public to know that we are working extremely hard to get the vaccine out in the most time efficient manner. There are drawbacks to this model, which include the traffic caused as many try to get in line for the limited supply, and the frustration that we hear about the multiple trips without being able to get vaccine, especially for the 75 and older population. Once supply has increased, Rowan County Public Health is encouraged that this system will allow us to meet the need for those who do not want to wait for an appointment.
Some lessons learned from the previous clinic have been shared by Emergency Services Division Chief, TJ Brown:
Rowan County Public Health will continue offering the first come, first serve option. Our COVID19 team is continuously reviewing all options as we work towards increasing efficiency, providing more doses out to individuals, and better serving our community. We are currently not making appointments for vaccinations at this time. For information regarding vaccine clinics for Rowan County, please monitor the website at: www.rowancountync.gov/COVIDvaccine
As we go forward, please know that Rowan County Public Health’s number one priority is to ensure that all Rowan County citizens that want a vaccine can receive it, while also balancing vaccine supply and abiding by the phased approach provided to us by NCDHHS.
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