TRANSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEALTH
Transylvania Public Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 18 or older at walk-in clinics on May 7 and May 11. These vaccinations will be given in the Rogow Room at Transylvania County Library. No appointments are needed. Vaccinations are free for everyone, regardless of insurance.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available on Friday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a one-dose vaccine.
The Moderna vaccine will be available on Tuesday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine will be offered. (Second doses will be given to people who received a first dose of the Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago from any provider. Bring the vaccination card given when you received your first dose; if you do not have a card, we can verify your vaccination status using the state database.)
We will also be offering in-office COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment, as supplies allow. Call 884-4007 to make an appointment. COVID-19 vaccines are also available in Transylvania County at Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, Gordon’s Family Pharmacy, and Blue Ridge Health Center-Brevard Health Center.
Transylvania Public Health is also offering small-scale vaccination opportunities in worksites, churches, community centers, and neighborhoods. To request a vaccination event for a group of 5 or more people or to offer your location as a vaccine site, click here or call 884-4007.
Following a thorough safety review, the CDC and FDA have confidence that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 and recommend its continued use. NCDHHS is recommending that providers in the state resume administration of the vaccine now that the CDC and FDA have reaffirmed its safety. The J&J vaccine was “paused” out of an abundance of caution after reports of a rare type of blood clot in individuals who received this vaccine. After reviewing the available data, the FDA has determined that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older. Although the chance of this type of rare blood clot occurring is very low, the FDA and CDC will remain vigilant in continuing to investigate this risk. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 fact sheet for recipients has been updated to include information about the risk of this syndrome.
The Transylvania County COVID-19 Call Center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Staffed by the Transylvania County Library, the Call Center is available to answer questions, provide up-to-date information, and assist with making appointments (when they are available). Call 828-884-4007.
Please beware of scams! Transylvania Public Health is not maintaining a waiting list for vaccines and will never ask for money to register for a COVID-19 vaccine.
SUMMER AT THE TOWN POOL WITH FRIENDS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY.
A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY LUNCH FOR ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE CO-WORKERS.
MATCHING TATTOOS WITH YOUR COUSINS, JUST LIKE YOU ALWAYS SAID YOU WOULD.
You might not know it, but memories like these are made possible by Transylvania Public Health. We inspect places like public and private pools, restaurants, hotels and even tattoo parlors to help keep them clean and safe for everyone in Transylvania County to use.
We also keep Transylvania County safe by offering immunizations, screening for health concerns, encouraging good nutrition, and more. Good public health is the backbone of a thriving, healthy community. Transylvania Public Health is already doing a lot to keep you healthy. Get to know us – there’s a lot more we can do for you.
LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY.
PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY.
Transylvania County is known for its natural beauty, making it a popular tourist destination and more importantly, a place for families to grow and thrive. We’d venture to say that without clean water, a healthy population, and a well-immunized community, this wouldn’t be so.
Transylvania Public Health is committed to keeping our county beautiful and its people healthy. We’re a quiet but steady partner in economic development, an outspoken player in community health and promotion, and a valued member of any health crisis or disaster preparedness team.