TRANSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEALTH
Transylvania Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines to everyone who wants one, ages 18 or older. Next week, we will be offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at our offices by appointment only. Call 884-4007 to make an appointment. COVID-19 vaccines are also available in Transylvania County at Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, and Blue Ridge Health Center-Brevard Health Center.
We are 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.
Transylvania Public Health will continue to “pause” our use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine until we learn more, in alignment with NCDHHS, CDC, and FDA guidance. Appointments that were scheduled for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be rescheduled. This “pause” is a sign that the system is working to identify small numbers of potential issues so they can be investigated. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will be meeting again on Friday, April 23.
While it is extremely rare that you would have a severe adverse reaction, people who have received the J&J vaccine and develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath two to three weeks after their vaccination should contact their health care provider and mention they’ve received the J&J vaccine.
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.