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12/20/21 COVID-19 info from Foothills Health District

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Monday December 20, 2021, 1:22 PM

McDowell County Emergency Management


December 20, 2021

The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 45 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Friday, December 16th. Presently, there are 152 individuals in quarantine, 8,868 out of quarantine and 146 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 6.4%.

Foothills Health District press releases have transitioned to twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays.  McDowell County’s COVID-19 data dashboard continues to be updated each day (Monday-Friday) and can be found by clicking the following link: http://www.mcdowellem.com/covid-19-information.html

COVID-19 Testing Information:

  • Holiday hours for Andor Labs for this week are as follows:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Thursday and Friday.  Andor Labs offers free, drive-thru testing at the Lady Marian Plaza at 1155 North Main St in Marion.
  • Other COVID-19 testing locations include: primary care physician offices, local urgent care clinics, The Prescription Pad of Marion, and CVS pharmacy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
The COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, 7 days a week.  Please call the hotline if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment to get your vaccine. Vaccine appointments can also be booked online by visiting https://takemyshot.nc.gov/.  Homebound citizens who want the vaccine but are unable to reach a vaccination site are encouraged to contact the Vaccine Call Center (828-803-4552) to have the vaccine delivered and administered at their home.

McDowell County COVID-19 Vaccination Locations

  • Walmart Pharmacy (828)652-1498
    • Offering Moderna, Janssen(J&J) and Pfizer
    • Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ingles Pharmacy (828)652-7105
    • Offering Moderna, Janssen(J&J) and Pfizer
    • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Prescription Pad of Marion (828)659-9727
    • Offering Moderna, Janssen(J&J) and Pfizer
    • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • CVS Pharmacy (828)652-4343
    • Offering Moderna
    • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

  • Friday, January 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McDowell County Health Department.  To make an appointment, call the Vaccine Call Center at 828-803-4552.

McDowell County Vaccine Doses Administered

  • First Doses: 24,452 (56% of residents ages 5 and older)
  • Second Doses: 22,995 (53% of residents ages 5 and older)