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UPDATE: Health Department, Advent Covid vaccination slots are filled

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Nearly 1,000 appointments were snapped up on Wednesday for upcoming Covid-19 vaccinations. The Henderson County Health Department opened its call center to book appointments for 700 shots while AdventHealth opened phone lines for 300 vaccinations on Sunday. The slots are now filled.   Read Story »

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As call center frustration mounts, health director mulls waiting list

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The frustration at the Covid-19 vaccination rollout is so great that Henderson County's director of public health is considering instituting a waiting list for people seeking a shot appointment.   Read Story »

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Health Department working to fix call center problems

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Although it upgraded its phone operation to try to accommodate an overwhelming number of calls seeking Covid-19 vaccination appointments, the Henderson County Department of Public Health said Wednesday morning that two problems had cropped up.   Read Story »

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Some exult, others fume as clinics struggle to meet demand for vaccine

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People in the newly expanded pool of eligibility hoping for a Covid-19 vaccine clearly fall into one of two camps. Those who get a shot exult. Those on hold fume.   Read Story »

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Problems slow rollout of Covid vaccine across state

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In the four weeks since a Charlotte doctor became the first in the state to receive a shot of Covid-19 vaccine, federal officials have shipped nearly 1 million doses of the drugs to North Carolina hospitals, long-term care facilities and public health officials.   Read Story »

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Although county lowers eligible age to 65, vaccine appointments are on hold

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All individuals 65 and older are now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination in Henderson County, although the county does not currently enough vaccines on hand to cover the expanded eligibility group.   Read Story »

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Signup opens for Covid shots for those 75 and older

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health and Pardee UNC Health Care are launching the process to start inoculating residents 75 and older with the Covid-19 vaccine.   Read Story »

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Pardee announces broad partnership for next vaccination phase

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As Henderson County nears the transition to the second phase of Covid-19 vaccinations, Pardee UNC Health Care announced a broad partnership that will focus on logistics and workforce for what is anticipated to be a process over many months.   Read Story »

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Vaccination campaign 'will take months, not weeks,' Health Dept. warns

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Responding to numerous questions from the community, the Henderson County Department of Public Health provided an update on the county's vaccination plan on Tuesday and urged people to be patient while waiting for the shots.   Read Story »

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Health Department begins vaccinating first responders

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health received its first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccine last week and will work to vaccinate front-line healthcare workers and other top priority groups in the weeks ahead.    Read Story »

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High caseloads force health department to prioritize investigations

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health will prioritize high-risk case investigations in response to the growing volume of Covid-19 cases, asking individuals to follow and self-impose restrictions as warranted.   Read Story »

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Contact with friends, relatives outside household driving Covid surge, Health Dept. says

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Henderson County has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, climbing to 93 cases a day per 100,000 population and a positive test rate of 16.2 percent.    Read Story »

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'LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL' AS PARDEE GIVES FIRST SHOTS

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Dr. Chona Reguyal, a primary care provider, received the first Covid-19 vaccination in the region just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end of the pandemic that has ravaged the nation and world since February.   Read Story »

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Q&A: How Pardee joined the elite 11 in getting first Covid vaccinations

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Hospitals across the U.S. are preparing to administer the first vaccinations against the Covid-19 virus. Pardee Hospital is among the elite few in the first wave in North. Selected as one of the 11 facilities in North Carolina to receive the first shipment of the vaccine, Pardee is working around-the-clock to get ready.   Read Story »

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Pardee to get one of first shipments of Covid vaccine

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Pardee Hospital is one of 11 sites in the state that will get one of the first shipments of 85,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses, Henderson County Emergency Services Director Jimmy Brissie told the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday night.   Read Story »

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Herd immunity 'is a dangerous suggestion,' health director says

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It’s discouraging for all of us to see the current trends with increasing cases in the world, our country, state and county. Despite valid efforts by many to socially distance and wear masks along with public health efforts for testing, case investigations and contact tracing, cases are continuing to climb because we’re simply dropping our guard.   Read Story »

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