BURGAW – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway at the Pender County Health Department. Phase 1 A, which includes county health care providers, and Group 1 B, residents 75 years of age and older regardless of health conditions, are the first to be eligible for the vaccine. The Pender County Health Department will adhere to guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and North Carolina Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) roll-out guidelines.
“Vaccinations are scheduled for Tuesdays in Burgaw and Thursdays at the Hampstead Annex – as long as we have supplies of the vaccine,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County Health and Human Services director.
- All eligible residents MUST make an appointment to ensure vaccine is available.
- The health department can’t accept walk-ins at this time.
- All residents eligible for Phase 1 b, Group 1, should call 910-259-1230.
“Our phone lines have been extremely busy since the vaccine arrived,” said Moser. “We urge patience and please continue to call 910-259-1230 for an appointment.”
Moser said Pender County will remain in Phase 1 b, Group 1 until all eligible residents who want the vaccine receive it.
To see a detailed description of each Phase of the vaccination roll-out go to https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/vaccines/NCDHHS-Vaccine-Infographic.pdf or the county website at www.pendercountync.gov and click on Vaccination Roll-out Plan on the homepage.