The Harnett County Health Department reported there has been a slight increase with the number of residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 15.
Harnett County has approximately 26% of the county’s residents, or 35,259, fully vaccinated based on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services vaccination dashboard. Public health officials with the Health Department report they continue to work towards improving key metrics and increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Harnett County.
COVID-19 vaccines are available at the 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.
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 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 Health Department is located within the Governmental Complex at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. in Lillington.
For those who are not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19, public health officials report wearing a mask is essential to protect themselves and the people they love. If you are not fully vaccinated, continue to wear a mask, social distance, and get tested if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, according to public health officials.