The health department is currently keeping a list of people 65 and older who wish to be vaccinated. To be added to the list, call (828) 426-8486 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note, the office will be closed for Martin Luther Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. You can sign up any time at vaccine.caldwellcountync.org.
For more information about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit YourShot.org.
*The CDC defines frontline essential workers as first responders (e.g., firefighters and police officers), corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as child care workers.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with symptoms similar to the flu. Symptoms are typically mild to moderate, but there have been cases of severe illness and death due to the virus. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If a person has shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, difficulty breathing, blue lips, or confusion, they should call their doctor or 911 right away.
People who test positive for COVID-19 should quarantine. In the general community, quarantine can be ended if any of the following criteria are met:
Additional information about quarantine can be found on the CDC website.
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