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!
We are currently administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, under the direction of the North Carolina Department of Public Health. We are following guidelines that require us to provide the vaccine according to an individual’s risk status (see English and Spanish Infographics). The Moderna vaccine is NOT approved for individuals under 18 years of age.
Phase 1a will be nearing completion on January 15, and on January 19, we will begin offering the vaccine to those who meet criteria for Phase 1b, Group 1:
Anyone 75 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation.
Those who are eligible to receive the vaccine (Phase 1a or 1b Group 1 ONLY at this time) may call (leave a voice-mail) or e-mail the Health Department to request an appointment.
Health Department staff will respond to requests in the order they are received; PLEASE be patient when waiting for a reply. We ask that each person provide the following information: Full legal name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), and day of week/time of day appointment preference (we will try to accomodate when possible).
*You will not be added to the contact list unless all requested information is provided*
Appointments will be available Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 am until 3 pm. Please note: The State of North Carolina, not the Health Department, determines vaccine eligibility status. Clients must meet eligibility requirements prior to receiving the vaccine.
We cannot anticipate how long it will take before we move to Phase 1b, Group 2. We will post updates to this website, and to the Jones County Health Department Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/jonescountyhd