COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Moderna Vaccine is approved for 18 years and older.

Pender County Health Department will be following NCDHHS vaccine guidance for priority groups.

We are currently vaccinating:

  • Group 1-Healthcare Workers
  • Group 2-Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older
  • Group 3-Essential Frontline Workers
  • Part of Group 4 – People With At Least One High Risk Medical Condition

To better serve our community we ask that you monitor the County’s website (www.pendercountync.gov) Facebook page, and the local news for updates on vaccine availability.

 

There is a new phone line dedicated to taking calls exclusive to COVID-19 vaccination information. The phone number is 910-663-4200.

 

Personnel are standing by 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday to answer calls regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccinations will be offered at two locations:

  • Burgaw Health Department
  • Hampstead Annex

PLEASE BRING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION CARD TO YOUR 2ND APPOINTMENT

 

*PLEASE NOTE*

You cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine if:

  • You are currently isolated and have not recovered from COVID-19
  • You have received a vaccine of any kind (other than for COVID-19) in the last 14 days
  • You have pending test results due to an exposure
  • You have received convalescent therapy for COVID-19 in the last 90 days

…Building a Healthier Tomorrow…HLT Dept

The Pender County Health Department is dedicated to the purpose of disease prevention and health promotion for all Pender County residents.

The Ten Essential Services of Public Health
1.  Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
2.  Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
3.  Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
4.  Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
5.  Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
6.  Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
7.  Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
8.  Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
9.  Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

Agency Awards
  • North Carolina Public Health Association 2019 Health Department of the Year Award.
  • 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in NC Award, Shirley Steele, Director of Nursing.
  • 2019 Loving Support Award of Excellence- Gold Premiere Award, Pender County WIC Program.

Health News

COVID-19 vaccination appointments available online or by phone

PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Health Department currently has COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Appointments are available at two convenient locations – the Pender County Health Department, 803 S. Walker St., Burgaw, or the Hampstead Annex, 15060 US Hwy. 17. Pender County Health Department administers the Moderna vaccine which is available to everyone 18 years and […]

Water quality swimming advisory issued for ocean-side Catherine Avenue access

MOREHEAD CITY – An advisory against swimming was posted today at an ocean-side site in Pender County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for the public beach access #1A located across from Catherine Avenue in Topsail Beach. […]

Joint CDC and FDA statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

The following statement is attributed to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are […]

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments are NOW being accepted for everyone 18 years and older. Schedule your appointment in Burgaw or Hampstead. (Moderna vaccine is only approved for age 18 and up.)

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