COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Survey
The Surry County Health and Nutrition Center will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to the community as it becomes available and according to the prioritization schedule outlined by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, Surry County Health and Nutrition Center has received a very limited number of doses of the vaccine; therefore, it is difficult to determine when we will progress through the phases of vaccine administration.
It is important to understand that each county is tasked with creating a plan that fits the needs of the population, and that plan may look very different from county to county. In our efforts to streamline a COVID-19 vaccination plan, we are asking that anyone who is interested in receiving the vaccine to please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/22CBXKF. Your contact information will be stored securely and will be used to schedule an appointment when the time arrives for you to receive your vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine is tested, safe, and effective. Our plan is prioritized so that those who are most at risk will receive the vaccine first. The phases of the vaccine plan are outlined below:
Phase 1a: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff and residents.
Health care workers caring for and working directly with patients with COVID-19, including staff responsible for cleaning and maintenance in those areas; health care workers administering the COVID-19 vaccine; and long-term care staff and residents (people in skilled nursing facilities and in adult, family and group homes).
Phase 1b: Adults 75 years or older and frontline essential workers.
There is not enough vaccine for everyone in this phase to be vaccinated at the same time. Vaccinations will be available to groups in the following order:
Group 1: Anyone 75 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation
Group 2: Health care workers and frontline essential worker 50 years or older
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.
Group 3: Health care workers and frontline essential workers of any age
Phase 2: Adults at high risk for exposure and at increased risk of severe illness
Vaccinations will happen by group in the following order:
Group 1: Anyone 65-74 years old, regardless of health status or living situation
Group 2: Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions
Conditions that may increase risk of severe disease from COVID include cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others; regardless of living situation
Group 3: Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function.
Group 4: Essential workers not yet vaccinated.
The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, and public safety (e.g., engineers), and public health workers.
Phase 3: Students
Phase 3 will include college and university students and K-12 students age 16 and over. Younger children will only be vaccinated when the vaccine is approved for this age.
Phase 4: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SurryCountyHealthandNutritionCenter/, or on the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center webpage at https://www.co.surry.nc.us/coronavirus.php . If you would prefer to reach us by phone, please dial 336-401-8400 and choose option 8.