TRANSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEALTH
Transylvania Public Health will begin offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to frontline workers eligible in Group 3 next week, starting with drive-through clinics in Brevard on March 10 and in Rosman on March 11. Since vaccine supplies have increased and the demand for vaccines has slowed over the past two weeks, Transylvania Public Health and Transylvania County leadership feel the time is right to move ahead. Learn more.
Appointments for next week will open on Monday, March 8 at 2 pm. People who are eligible to receive the vaccine can make an appointment by phone or online at transylvaniahealth.org or by phone at 828-884-4007. PreK-12 education and childcare workers who have not already been vaccinated will be offered the vaccine first, followed by other frontline essential workers. Group 3 frontline essential workers include people who must be at work in person and who work in one of 8 essential sectors (critical manufacturing, education, essential retail goods, food and agriculture, government and community services, healthcare and public health, public safety, transportation. More information about eligibility is available at https://findmygroup.nc.gov/.
Transylvania Public Health and other vaccine providers will also continue offering vaccines to people eligible to receive the vaccine in Group 2 (which includes people ages 65 or older) and Group 1 (which includes healthcare workers with direct patient contact and long-term care residents and staff).
Vaccine appointments are currently available for people ages 65 or older. These vaccines will be offered on Tuesday, March 9 at a drive-through clinic in Brevard. People 65 or older can make an appointment online using the link below or by phone through the COVID-19 Call Center at 828-884-4007.
Appointments for Friday, March 5 have all been filled. Vaccines will not be given to people without an appointment. We are only offering appointments one week at a time, so future dates have not yet been opened. We will open more appointments as more vaccines are received.
We have updated our online registration form to consolidate some questions, better align with the state registration system, and prepare for future groups. Click here for more information on the new questions.
Transylvania Public Health is currently offering vaccines to people eligible in Group 2 (ages 65 or older) as well as Group 1 (healthcare providers with direct patient contact). NCDHHS has announced that vaccine providers will be able to start vaccinating all people in Group 3 starting March 3 and will open vaccinations to some people in Group 4 on March 24, starting with people who have one or more high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and people who are homeless or incarcerated. However, Transylvania Public Health will remain focused on offering vaccine to Group 1 and Group 2 for now. Education and childcare workers and other frontline essential workers who are 65 or older will continue to be eligible to receive the vaccine in Group 2. Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Transylvania County.
Transylvania T.E.A.M. Alerts sends notifications of emergency alerts and public service announcements by phone call, text, or email. We will be using T.E.A.M. Alerts to announce when more COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available. Click here to sign up online for T.E.A.M. alerts. Be sure to select “General Announcements” to receive notifications about COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
The Transylvania County COVID-19 Call Center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. 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.