Vaccine Update

Over the next few weeks Yancey, Mitchell Counties, as well as most other counties around the state, will not receive a complete allotment of first doses of the COVID19 vaccine.

The leadership at the state level made a miscalculation and committed the majority of the vaccine to mass events in large metropolitan areas.

The state has assured Emergency Management Coordinators and Health Dept Directors that all counties will receive vaccine for the next three weeks at a reduced level. There will very likely not be enough vaccine to warrant another mass event for a few weeks.

If you received your first dose of the vaccine and are concerned about the availability of the second dose. Second doses can only be given as second doses, so there’s no concern they will be used up when it’s your turn for your second dose.