Vax Percentages

Nearly half of Moore County’s population is at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.

Data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services show that 43,698 local residents, or about 43 percent of the county’s population, are now fully vaccinated. An additional 2,909 residents were waiting to receive their second dose of the two-shot vaccine on Tuesday, according to DHHS. 

“At the current rate of vaccinations I think we can conservatively say that half of our county’s population could be at least partially vaccinated within the next two weeks,” said Matt Garner, public information officer for the Moore County Health Department. 

The county boasts one of the state’s largest percentages of vaccinated residents. Only 12 of the state’s 100 counties had higher population-based vaccination rates as of Tuesday. 

Clinic Scheduled in Robbins

The health department will return to San Juan Diego Mission in Robbins for another mass-vaccination clinic on Saturday.

Shots will be administered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to “any member of the general public seeking the vaccine,” according to a news release. Appointments are not required, the release said.

This is the health department’s second clinic at the Catholic church, which is located in the 6300 block of N.C. 704. The previous clinic was held on May 15.

All residents aged 12 and older are eligible for vaccination, but individuals younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Shots are also available every Thursday at the health department’s office on Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage. Residents can schedule appointments by calling 910-947-7468 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

County Approaching 9,000th Case

Moore County is likely to record its 9,000th case of COVID-19 by the end of the week.

A total of 8,992 infections have been recorded in the county since the start of the pandemic, with three new cases added Tuesday. Still, the county saw a rolling, daily average of only two new infections for the seven days ending Tuesday, a marked improvement over the averages recorded in recent months.

Indeed, the county reached its previous thousand-case milestone on March 2 — about a month after it surpassed 7,000 cases.

(4) comments

Robert Martin

Moore county is doing a terrible job in getting our residences vaccinated. 60.2 % nationwide and Moore around 40%.. The health dept at around 10% of getting the job done. Light a fire under the health sept to get the job done.

70% goal by July 4th. Moore county at 40%, mc health dept at 10%. Pitiful.

Justin Bradford

Who is doing a poor job though? Is it the health department or are there a bunch of Qanon believers like Steve Woodward and Lydia Boesch running around spreading misinformation and some folks are choosing not to get vaccinated? This county, unfortunately, is filled with people spreading bad info and people who believe them. “Stolen election” and “masks don’t work” and “covid is a liberal hoax” come to mind as terrible ideas openly and proudly spread by the local GOP.

Barbara Misiaszek

OUR rate may be high for NC but it's terrible and no where near the at least 70% required.

John Misiaszek

Barbara Misiaszek

National rate is over 61%.

John Misiaszek

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