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COVID-19 Regional Update

Jan 25, 2021 3:51:17 PM / by NW AHEC

Northwest AHEC is committed helping control the spread of COVID-19, and would like to keep you  informed about how to protect yourself and others. The best way to prevent infection is to continue to practice social distancing, handwashing and wearing a mask at all times. When available, the vaccine will add an important preventive measure. We have some updates below on how to get scheduled for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

The spread of COVID-19 is alarming right now. The most important thing you can do to slow the spread is stay home and only go out for essential activities. If you must go out, practice the 3 Ws!

covidgroupsView North Carolina’s vaccine groups

View NCDHHS COVID-19 Information

View NC COVID Information Hub


Find your spot to take your shot.

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible given the limited supply of vaccines. North Carolina moves through vaccination phases by aligning to federal priorities while empowering local health departments and hospitals with flexibility to move to the next priority group as they complete phases and have vaccines available. Rest assured: you have a spot to take your shot.

View full list of vaccine providers and find one near you - Click Here


Here are a few local resources for COVID Vaccines:

Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Wilkes Counties - Wake Forest Baptist Health

Forsyth County

  • Forsyth Public Health now taking online COVID-19 vaccine appointments
    Forsyth County Department of Public Health is currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine only to individuals in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NCDHHS phased vaccine rollout. These categories include: Phase 1: Healthcare workers & long-term care staff and residents, Phase 2: Older Adults - Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation. (All current appointments have been filled, but some slots may open again if users cancel or are found to be unqualified when staff checks their information.)
    Click here to schedule your appointment online

Forsyth & Mecklenburg Counties

  • Novant Health Patients Adults age 65+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
    Appointments are available based on the limited supply of vaccine provided by the state health department and will be updated weekly. If you are an eligible patient, we will send you a MyChart message with next steps to get the vaccine.
    Click here to learn more

Alexander County

  • Alexander County Health Department - 828-352-7724 - COVID-19 hot line to schedule appointment Click here to learn more

Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga Counties

  • AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) - 828-795-1970 (AppHealthCare COVID-19 Call Center) Click here to learn more

Avery & Watauga County
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (Watauga Medical Center) - 828-386-3000 (COVID hotline) - Click here to learn more

Burke County

Caldwell County

Catawba County

Davidson County

Davie County

Iredell County

Rowan County

Stokes County

Surry County


Watauga County

  • AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) - 828-795-1970 (AppHealthCare COVID-19 Call Center) Click here to learn more
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (Watauga Medical Center) - 828-386-3000 (COVID hotline) - Click here to learn more

Wilkes County


Yadkin County



Other Helpful Resource Sites:

  • Community Care of North Carolina and NC AHEC also have a joint webpage with additional resources regarding the vaccine. View Here
  • NC COVID-19 Vaccination Guide for Medical Practices - NC AHEC Practice Support offers a Vaccination Guide toolkit, providing information on what Medical Practices need to know now about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Click here to download
  • NC AHEC Vaccination Information Website View Here
  • CDC Point of Care Guidance - View Here


****Remember: Until public health officials tell us to act differently – even after vaccination – please continue to practice the 3 W’s – Wear a mask, Wash your hands often, and Wait 6 feet apart.****

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