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Posted on: August 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - August 9, 2021

For Immediate Release


COVID-19 Information

Phone: 980-432-1800

Vaccine Information

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Rowan County COVID-19 Case Information:

Active COVID Cases Continue to Rise

This past Friday, the state of North Carolina was reporting 4,506 positive COVID cases, with 1,715 individuals currently being hospitalized throughout the state. Here in Rowan County as of this morning, there were 567 positive cases being reported and a 14.8% positive testing rate. 

With that being said, Rowan County Public Health cannot emphasize to our community enough about the importance of getting vaccinated. By doing this, you are not only protecting yourself from getting COVID-19, but you are also helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 to your family, friends, and those that you come across within our community.

If you and/or your child still needs to get a COVID vaccine, please visit the CDC’s vaccine finder. Here, you will find a number of local agencies/businesses that are offering COVID vaccines in Rowan County, such as: 

  • Novant Health at the J. F. Hurley YMCA; Walk-ins are accepted Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 am – 5 pm 
  • Larger chain pharmacies: CVS and Walgreens
  • Grocery Stores: Walmart, Food Lion (Salisbury and China Grove), Sam’s Club
  • Local pharmacies: Moose Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe, and Cannon Pharmacy
  • Provider offices: Rowan County Public HealthRowan Diagnostic Clinic, Pro Med, and Salisbury Pediatric (only for established patients) 

To find out more information about which vaccines are being offered and when they are being offered, please contact the agency/business directly.  It is important to know that when seeking out a COVID vaccine for your child, any child younger than 12 is not currently eligible to receive a vaccine. However, if your child is 12 years old and older, they can receive the following vaccines based on their age:

  • Pfizer Vaccine (age 12+)
  • Moderna Vaccine (age 18+)
  • Johnson and Johnson (age 18+)  

Also if you are not feeling well and/or if you have come in contact with someone that has COVID, please visit our website. Here you will find a list of different agencies within Rowan County that are offering testing at this time. We highly recommend that you contact the listed agencies to find out if an appointment is necessary and if there is any cost associated with having a test.    

Please do your part in helping our community stay well and get back to normal…get your COVID vaccination as soon as possible! Also, if you have not received a complete COVID vaccination, please continue to practice the 3W’s until you are fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated after 2 weeks of receiving your chosen vaccine.  

If you should have any further questions about being tested for COVID and/or getting your COVID vaccine, please feel free to contact our COVID Hotline at 980-432-1800.



Amy Smith

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