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Posted on: March 17, 2023

COVID-19 vaccine distribution shifting to Health and Human Services Clinic

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Starting Monday, March 20, the Pandemic Operations Team will be moving its COVID-19 vaccine services to the general clinic located in the New Hanover County Health and Human Services building at 1650 Greenfield Street. COVID-19 vaccines and updated boosters are still no cost to receive and available on a walk-in basis.

“This move will allow us to continue to provide COVID vaccines to the public while also consolidating our vaccine operations and making it more convenient to access additional services in the Health and Human Services building,” said Public Health Director Jon Campbell. “We will continue to analyze epidemiological data while having individuals readily identified to deploy in response to public health needs. It’s been three years since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the county, and as we continue to navigate COVID-19, streamlining our services will ensure New Hanover County is securely positioned to face this and any future public health crises.”

In addition to relocating on-site vaccine efforts to the general health clinic, the Pandemic Operations Call Center will also consolidate with the general customer service line for Health and Human Services starting Monday. Individuals interested in getting more information about COVID-19, vaccines, boosters, or testing should now call 910-798-3500 for more information. 

Vaccine and testing information

Beginning March 20, initial vaccines and boosters will be available on a walk-in basis at the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Clinic (1650 Greenfield Street) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Free at-home COVID-19 testing kits can also be picked up at the Health and Human Services Clinic.

For more information on COVID-19, vaccines, boosters, or testing, visit Health.NHCgov.com or call Health and Human Services at 910-798-3500

Low COVID-19 Community Level  

Following its weekly review of county-specific data, the CDC has kept New Hanover County at a low COVID-19 community level. Recommended precautions for this level include being fully vaccinated and boosted, and testing for COVID if you develop symptoms. Mask usage at this community level is optional. The CDC plans to update community levels weekly, so residents can check the CDC website to know the current community impact level. 

COVID-19 Community Data, as of March 17:        

  • ·         New Hanover County’s percent positivity over the past 7 days is 5.7 percent (this represents positive Molecular (PCR) tests as a percent of total PCR tests performed countywide).  
  • ·         Approximately 64.7 percent of New Hanover County residents are considered fully vaccinated with either two doses Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax, or one dose of J&J. 
  • ·         Since March 1, 2020, there have been 64,652 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Hanover County, resulting in 467 deaths.  

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