Albemarle Regional Health Services to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Female nurse with syringe in face mask
Posted at 11:03 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 11:22:31-05

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Albemarle Regional Health Services is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics Wednesday and Thursday.

Vaccines will be available to healthcare workers, frontline workers, essential workers, and anyone 75 years or older, even if they have a chronic health condition.

Individual can drive through for free testing during the listed times and the vaccine will be available first come first serve, as long as vaccine is available. Though there's no associated cost, if you have insurance, you will be asked for that information.

Individuals will also be asked to provide vaccination registration information and wait for 15 minutes following the vaccine as per standard protocol. Information on the vaccine and a card will be provided that will remind you of when your second dose is due, about 3-4 weeks following the first dose.

According to a news release, the two-dose series is needed as it will take 1 to 2 weeks following the second dose to be considered fully vaccinated. CDC also notes that no vaccine is 100% effective.

Officials say vaccination does not provide immediate protection and that people should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Staying at least 6 ft. away from others
  • Avoiding crowds
  • Washing hands often
  • Following CDC Travel Guidance
  • Following isolation guidance if sick
  • Following quarantine guidance if exposed
  • Following workplace and school guidance if applicable

For more information, please contact Amy Underhill, at 252-338-4448 or