The Harnett County Health Department announced approximately 24% of county residents, or 33,193, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 1 based on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services vaccination dashboard.
Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
“The Health Department is working to ensure receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is quick and easy for everyone,” reported Debra Hawkins, public information officer with the health department, in a press release.
“Data are included for the total number of doses that have been administered through a single dose or two-dose vaccine series,” she reported. “Current vaccines may require either a single shot or two doses of the vaccine. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic; however, for those who are not fully vaccinated (you) should keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. This includes the 3 W’s – wear a cloth face covering, wait 6 feet apart and wash hands often.
Based on the most recent COVID-19 vaccination rate, these precautions are recommended for approximately 76% of Harnett County residents.
“However, there is much work to be done to continue to increase the number of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Harnett County,” Hawkins noted.
COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Harnett County Health Department to everyone ages 12 and older. The Health Department is providing first and second dose vaccination appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the public. The Health Department also provides the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, which is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
The Health Department continues to work towards improving key metrics and increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Harnett County.
“Our goal continues to vaccinate, we have worked to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines,” Hawkins said.
The COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge to all individuals, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
If you would like to make an appointment online visit the Health Department’s website at www.harnett.org/health and click on COVID-19 Vaccine Inquiry or call the Health Department at 910-814-6582.
The Harnett County Health Department is located within the Governmental Complex at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. in Lillington.