1/5/21: DARE OFFERS ONLINE REGISTRATION TO VACCINE RECIPIENTS AGE 75+.

The Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services is now registering North Carolina residents and property owners age 75 or older for COVID-19 vaccination online, rather than requiring people to call the Call Center and repeatedly receive a busy signal.

This is a step in the right direction.

For online registration, go to www.darenc.com/register4vaccine.

After you register, a Call Center employee will call you back with a vaccine appointment date and time “as vaccine is available,” according to the registration form.

As The Beacon has reported previously—including in yesterday’s coverage—Dare County has a limited supply of the Moderna vaccine that it has been administering. The DCDHHS has declined to inform the public about just how many vaccine doses it has or can anticipate having for Phase 1B, Group One, which includes people who are age 75 or older.

We also would note that anyone who is vaccinated must be observed for at least 15 minutes by medical personnel to ensure that he/she does not have an adverse reaction.

Rare instances of anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction, have been reported among COVID-19 vaccine recipients. Anaphylaxis can be successfully treated with an injection of epinephrine (aka adrenaline).   

A reminder: The second dose of the Moderna vaccine must be given 28 days after the first.

The Beacon, 1/5/21

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