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New vaccinations for 65 and older

Polk vaccinating regardless of health status Jan. 23

POLK COUNTY—Polk County is working hard to get as many people vaccinated as possible with this week being the second week of mass vaccinations. 

This week the county hosted 3 clinics of vaccinations with the first day the county providing over 400 COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Now the Polk County Health and Human Services Agency and area partners are vaccinating people age 65 and older regardless of health conditions or living status. 

The next clinic will be held on Jan. 23 and are done by appointment for people in the eligible phases. 

People who are eligible can register through the county’s links below. People not yet eligible but are interested in receiving the vaccine can fill out the county’s survey. 

Polk County HHSA officials say they are receiving a tremendous amount of phone calls and emails regarding the vaccine distribution and apologize for any delays in returning messages. The county is adding additional volunteers and to staff in order to respond to messages. 

Following are the links to sign up for a vaccine as well as the interest survey and other general information regarding the vaccine in Polk County: 

Community Interest Survey: https://hipaa.jotform.com/203146354081145

Polk HHSA Vaccine Clinic Registration Page: http://www.polknc.org/consolidated_human_services/current_phases_for_vaccine_distribution_and_appointment_options.php#.X_znbOhKjcs

Information on the NC DHHS Distribution Phases: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines.

Press Release Regarding Polk County Partner Supported Survey: http://www.polknc.org/consolidated_human_services/covid-19_vaccine_information.php#.X-SXBthKjD4