Scotland County Health Department will soon be transitioning into Phase 1B and start vaccinating:
Who: Persons 65+ years and older.
Where: Scotland County Emergency Operations Center (1403 W. Boulevard, Laurinburg NC, 28352)
When: Thursday, January 21, 2021
How: By Appointment Only. *Scheduling will begin on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
To schedule, please call one of the following numbers
How were the vaccines developed?
Although the vaccines were developed quickly, they were built upon years of work in developing vaccines for similar viruses. More than 70,000 people have volunteered in clinical trials that showed the vaccines are safe and 95% effective - with no serious safety concerns. There are possible temporary reactions like a sore arm, headache or feeling tired and achy for a day or two. Getting vaccinated will be critical for stopping the spread of COVID-19, so use this page to learn more, and make a plan to be vaccinated when it's your turn!
More information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services here.
More information from the CDC here.
When can you get vaccinated?
Scotland County Health Department will follow the state and national phased roll-out plan for vaccinating the community. Phase 1A is currently in process. People most at risk will receive the vaccine first, and phases will continue until all people are able to be vaccinated. Dates for each phase aren't certain at this time, but vaccine distribution will continue through at least the early months of 2021. Learn more about the plan here.