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Health department starting Pfizer booster Tuesday at mall

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health will begin offering booster doses to recipients of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for certain high-risk individuals starting Tuesday at Blue Ridge Mall.   Read Story »

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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Henderson County News

Pardee, BRCC commemorate first mass vaccination effort

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Nearly 200 people gathered on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College Tuesday to commemorate the first Covid-19 mass vaccination clinic in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

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Here are anti-vaxxer rants YouTube removed

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'Cancel culture has reached Henderson County government,' commissioner says

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Fletcher News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Pardee shots, housing panel, welcoming Fletcher chief

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Pardee urges people to sign up for shot   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County opens vaccines to all adults via on-line appointments

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older this week alongside the launch of an online appointment scheduling system.   Read Story »

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Health Department moving vaccination clinic to former JCPenney space

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health will move its Covid-19 vaccination clinics to the former JCPenney space at the Blue Ridge Mall starting Thursday.   Read Story »

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Health Department phone system allows people to drop from waitlist

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health is using a phone and email notification system for remaining individuals on its Covid-19 Vaccine Waitlist, which gives individuals the option to schedule an appointment or be removed from the waitlist.   Read Story »

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Pardee scheduling J&J one-shots; HonorFlight, Advent to vax vets

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There's news this week on the Covid-19 vaccination front.   Read Story »

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County will catch up on seniors before moving to 'essential workers'

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health and its partners will remain focused on providing the Covid-19 vaccine to eligible seniors, health care workers, school and child care staff until supply increases enough to open up to additional essential workers, the county department said in a news release.   Read Story »

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N.C. ranks first in shots for those 65 and up

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North Carolina ranks first in the nation for vaccinating the largest share of its 65 and older population at 49 percent, the Kaiser Family Foundation said.   Read Story »

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Teachers to get shots this weekend

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Henderson County schoolteachers and support staff will get Covid-19 vaccinations this weekend thanks to the efforts by two providers set aside enough doses for educators.   Read Story »

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SAME TIME, SAME PLACE: Vaccines at EHHS postponed until Friday

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After the forecast of ice, the Health Department postponed the Covid-19 vaccine clinic at East Henderson High School scheduled for today. Anyone who was scheduled to receive their first dose is asked to come to East Henderson High on Friday at their original appointment time.   Read Story »

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'We can stand on our head and jump up and down' but not change vax supply

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Pharmaceutical companies are making as many vials of Covid-19 vaccines as they can make, Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt told elected commissioners at the top of a vaccine update. The federal government determines dose allocations to the states. The governor's office determines dose allocations to 100 counties. The gulf between supply and demand is vast; the pace of shots in arms is maddenly slow. Yet, the county's ability to control either, the manager said, is limited.   Read Story »

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Wintry mix forecast prompts Pardee to switch Thursday shots

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With a forecast for possible ice overnight Wednesday, Pardee called off its Covid vaccine clinic on Thursday, Feb. 18.   Read Story »

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20,000 have gotten shots, 18,000 on wait list

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Almost 20,000 Henderson County residents have received a Covid-19 vaccination, including 6,154 who have received a second dose.   Read Story »

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Pardee tops 10,000 shots

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The entire team at the Pardee UNC Health Care Vaccine Clinic at Blue Ridge Community College was buzzing with excitement on Saturday morning.   Read Story »

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Carolina Village residents exult at vaccine clinic

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Maxine Hall was one of the first in line to receive her first COVID-19 vaccination at Carolina Village Monday   Read Story »

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No certainty teachers will get shots soon, health department warns

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While teachers and other school employees will join the long line of North Carolinians waiting for Covid-19 vaccines on Feb. 24, the Henderson County health department warned that it's far from certain that teachers would actually begin getting shots that day.   Read Story »

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N.C. steps up pace of vaccinations

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RALEIGH — After a slow start, North Carolina is ramping up its Covid-19 vaccinations.   Read Story »

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County improves from hot zone to 'significant'

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Henderson County improved from the red zone to yellow in the latest county alert system released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.   Read Story »

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With assist from Blue Ridge Health, Pardee resumes shots

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Pardee UNC Health Care will continue vaccination appointments scheduled through Friday, Jan. 29, but will reschedule those who had received an appointment for a shot next week.   Read Story »

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Here's the link to sign up for new Covid vax wait list

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health has launched a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist for adults 65 and older and all health care workers.   Read Story »

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County health department goes live with wait list

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health has launched a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist for adults 65 and older and all health care workers.   Read Story »

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A public hospital and public health system strain under vaccine demand

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In a windowless room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital, 10 people are speaking into headsets as they type information into the Covid Vaccine Management System.   Read Story »

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Health Department to return some voicemail messages and offer vaccine

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The Henderson County Health Department plans to call some of the people who left voice mail messages last Wednesday and offer them Covid-19 vaccine appointments. The call center will not be open for incoming calls today. And the health department only has enough vaccine doses this week to reach around 14 percent of the number of people who left messages.   Read Story »

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State expands Covid vaccine dashboard

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information about vaccine doses promised to and received by the state.   Read Story »

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DHHS reports first U.K. strain of Covid

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported the first case of a North Carolina resident infected with the so-called U.K. variant of Covid-1.   Read Story »

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AdventHealth announces online vaccination signup

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AdventHealth Hendersonville announced Friday it is booking appointments online for two more public Covid-19 vaccine clinics for people age 65 or older next week.   Read Story »

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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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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