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Vaccine shipments on their way to Nash

Posted on February 4, 2021

Updated on February 8, 2021

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Hal Usher of Wilson Medical Center holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

Drew C. Wilson | Restoration NewsMedia file photo

Hal Usher of Wilson Medical Center holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

lkay@springhopeenterprise.com | 252-265-8117

NASHVILLE — New coronavirus vaccine shipments are on their way to Nash County, according to public health officials.

Around 500 doses will be in the first shipment to arrive after a week of not receiving any vaccine doses, said Nash County Health Director Bill Hill.

“Our citizens deserve this extra protection as we continue to strive to reduce the spread of this virus,” Hill said.

As of Thursday, Nash County had seen a total of 8,536 cases with 148 deaths. A total of 33 patients were hospitalized at Nash UNC Health Care as of Friday, according to information provided by Jerome Garner, public health education specialist and public information officer for the Nash County Health Department.

Residents 65 and older can be added to a waiting list by calling the Nash County Senior Center at 252-459-7681 or the Nash County Health Department at 252-459-9819. 

Hill, along with many advocates, worked with state officials to secure additional vaccine doses for Nash County.

“We look forward to administering all 500 doses before the end of the week as we work with our senior center to reduce waiting by scheduling appointments from our list,” Hill said. 

Nash County was able to deliver second doses to more than 1,000 people while waiting for additional vaccine doses.

Most second doses were administered at a large, two-day event last week, finishing the vaccination process for almost 900 participants.

For additional data about the virus, visit the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

For more information on COVID-19 and vaccinations, visit www.nashcountync.gov.   

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