COVID-19 vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 and protect people from serious illness, hospitalization and death. More than 6 million North Carolinians have been fully vaccinated. 76% of adults and 38% of children and teens have received at least one dose. Furthermore, 51% of those eligible have received a booster dose. As of April 6, 2022, we have identified 532,430 people infected with a post-vaccination cases since Jan. 1, including 2,059 deaths. These numbers are subject to change.
Commonly referred to as “breakthrough cases,” these post-vaccination cases are expected, even with highly effective vaccines like the ones for COVID-19.
Further, when infections do occur after vaccination, they are generally less severe than infections in people who are unvaccinated, and vaccinated people are much less likely to be hospitalized or die.
COVID-19 vaccines are working. They are the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 and protect people from serious illness, hospitalization and death. But in the midst of surging infections, we need to use every tool we have to slow the spread. We need everyone to layer up to fight this more contagious Omicron variant and weather the storm: Vax up, Mask up and urge others to do the same.
Vaccines are available for anyone 12 and older. Don’t wait to vaccinate. Visit MySpot.nc.gov to find a vaccine location near you.
The Jones County Health Department is committed to doing all we can to protect the health of the community during this pandemic. We have been working tirelessly since March 2020 to help slow the spread of coronavirus. We now have a new tool in the fight, the COVID vaccine!
- Are 18 or older
- Have received your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least FIVE months ago
- Received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least TWO months ago
Second booster doses are available for those who:
- Are 50 years of age or older and received your first booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson at least FOUR months ago, or
- Are 18 years of age or older, immunocompromised, and received your first booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson at least FOUR months ago
Those who are eligible to receive the vaccine may call (leave a voice-mail) or e-mail the Health Department to request an appointment. Phone: 252-448-9111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org