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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Pardee employees protest vaccine mandate

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More than a hundred protesters chanting "my body my choice" while waving signs and flags marched several blocks and demonstrated on U.S. 64 on Saturday against Pardee Hospital’s employee vaccine mandate.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee | COVID-19 facemasks | vaccination incentives | Covid misinformation | Covid mandates

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FEMA vaccine center offering free Covid shots at Asheville Outlets

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FEMA's mobile vaccine center will offer free Covid-19 vaccinations at the Asheville Outlets behind Sportsman’s Warehouse, 800 Brevard Road, for five weeks starting Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: vaccination rollout | anti-vaxxers | vaccination incentives | vaccine Covid

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Health department reopens vaccine clinic at mall

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Citing increased demand for vaccination and in preparation for boosters this fall, the Henderson County Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it will reopen its Covid-19 vaccine at the former JCPenney space at the Blue Ridge Mall.   Read Story »

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Number of Covid patients in ICU sets record

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Citing new data showing that unvaccinated people were 15.4 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than those vaccinated, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services secretary urged North Carolinians to get the shot.   Read Story »

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Pardee to require employees to be vaccinated

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Pardee UNC Health Care today announced that in light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for persons 16 years of age or older, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.   Read Story »

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Hospitalizations are up, most unvaccinated

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While Pardee UNC Health has seen a rise in patient admissions, physicians have found that outpatient antibody treatments have been effective in keeping hospitalizations at bay and preventing deaths, the hospital’s chief medical officer said.   Read Story »

Tags: Dr. David Ellis | COVID-19 Pardee | David Ellis | vaccination incentives | vaccine Covid | Covid misinformation | coronavirus masks

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lifting mask mandate, Cooper presses vaccination campaign

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that, although statewide mask mandates will still expire today according to recent guidance, his administration is launching vaccination verification requirements for Cabinet agencies and a general campaign to encourage other government entities and private businesses toward similar vaccination requirements.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Medical leaders denounce misinformation on Covid vaccine

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FEMA unit offering free vaccines through Sunday at Asheville Outlets

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Asheville Outlets will host free Covid-19 vaccinations 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday behind Sportsman’s Warehouse.   Read Story »

Tags: vaccination rollout | anti-vaxxers | vaccination incentives | Covid misinformation

Asheville Four Seasons Politics

Cooper visits plant that makes super-cold freezers that store Covid vax

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Gov. Roy Cooper visited Thermo Fisher Scientific in Asheville Friday, where the company set up an on-site vaccine clinic for employees to receive their ovid-19 shot in partnership with the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | vaccination rollout | anti-vaxxers | vaccination incentives

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

State announces first 'Shot at a Million' lottery winner

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Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen announced the first winners of the state’s Your Shot at A Million Summer Cash Drawing and Summer Cash 4 College drawings in Raleigh on Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus politics | vaccination rollout | vaccination incentives