Since late December 2020, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) has worked diligently to offer COVID-19 vaccines to our community. JCDPH has worked with community partners such as Jackson County Emergency Management, Jackson County Department on Aging, Jackson County Government, Harris Regional Hospital, Harris EMS, National Guard, Community Care of North Carolina, and many others to provide 24 Drive-Thru Clinics, to coordinate many special event clinics, and to administer over 14,300 COVID-19 vaccines.
“We are so proud of the work we have accomplished to increase access to vaccinations in our community,” said Health Director Shelley Carraway. “We couldn’t have done it without our community partnerships and volunteers.”
COVID-19 vaccine supply has increased dramatically since late 2020 and all adults now are eligible across
the United States. Additional vaccine providers have been onboarded, further increasing access to vaccines. As a result, JCDPH will transition from offering COVID-19 vaccines via the drive-thru clinic model to offering COVID-19 vaccines onsite at the Health Department (538 Scotts Creek Road) on April 29. To make an appointment, visit http://health.jacksonnc.org/covid19. For those in our community who need additional assistance, call 828-631-HELP for English or 828-587-8227 for Spanish.
Two (2) second dose clinics are already scheduled as Drive-Thru Clinics at the Department on Aging on April 27 and May 4. These clinics will continue as Drive-Thru Clinics at the Department on Aging as scheduled.
Note that other providers in our area are also offering the COVID-19 vaccine. For a full list of vaccine providers, visit https://myspot.nc.gov/.