AppHealthCare Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form
[Jefferson, NC] – We have launched a COVID-19 vaccine interest form for anyone interested in receiving
the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone can fill out the form regardless of which phase they will fit into.
The interest form will provide us basic information about someone in order to determine which phase
they will fall in. If someone is eligible for the vaccine in the current phase and has provided a valid email
and phone number, they will receive a link to schedule an appointment. If someone is eligible for the
vaccine outside the current phase, their information will be collected and will receive notification when
it is their turn to get the vaccine. The information someone provides will be kept private and secure. We
will not ask for any personal information like credit cards, passwords, social security numbers, etc.
“We are excited to announce the vaccine interest form and provide a way for people to take action and
express their interest in the vaccine. We have heard from individuals in our community who are eager to
receive the vaccine and they would like a way to provide their information. We are hopeful this will help
us organize and coordinate our efforts to distribute the vaccine according to the outlined phases. We
encourage everyone to be patient with us as we work through the phases and distribute the vaccine to
those who are eligible within the current phase. Everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get it.
There is a spot for you when it’s your turn,” stated Jennifer Greene, Health Director, AppHealthCare.
“We are excited and fortunate to have already begun administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to
our frontline healthcare workers. This is an important first step in protecting our team members and
ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. We are hopeful that together, as a community, we
can help reduce the risk of infection. This is an exciting time, but it’s also important that everyone
continues to do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as we continue to move through the
phases of distribution,” stated Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Due to limited supplies, the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolling out in phases and will be given to those who
are most at risk first. We are currently in Phase 1a which means frontline healthcare workers who are at
higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and those who are working and living in long term care facilities and
group homes are eligible for the vaccine. This week we are focusing on Phase 1a and will be offering
vaccines on Thursday and Friday to those long term care facilities who did not sign up with the federal
CVS and Walgreens partnership. We will also offer the vaccine to group homes in our counties at the
end of this week.
We will be in close communication with the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NC
DHHS) to determine when we are ready to move into the next phase. We anticipate moving into phase
1b group 1 the week of January 11th for those who are 75 years or older regardless of health status or
living situation. For those individuals who qualify for a vaccine in this next phase and have filled out the
interest form on our website, we will reach out through email or phone to schedule an appointment.
Please check your email spam folder in case the email gets sent there.
At this time, only local health departments and hospitals have received the vaccine. We are partnering
with Ashe Memorial Hospital and will be following the NC DHHS guidelines as we administer the vaccine.
For Ashe County, we received our first shipment of 300 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on
December 21st. The following week we received 200 doses of Moderna vaccine. We have administered
66 vaccines as of January 4, 2021. We anticipate we will receive 100 doses of Moderna vaccine for Ashe
County this week. We will provide regular vaccine updates in our weekly situation reports which are
released each Friday and are located on our website here.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit our website.
Visit the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services website for more information about
the vaccine including the COVID-19 vaccination plan and frequently asked questions.
For more information related to COVID-19, including local data, visit AppHealthCare’s website here.
Our COVID-19 call center is available to take COVID-19 related calls each day at (828) 795-1970 and you
can also email questions to [email protected]
AppHealthCare is available and on-call 24/7 to respond to public health emergencies. To reach us, call
Watauga (828) 264-4995, Ashe (336) 246-9449, Alleghany (336) 372-5641 anytime and follow the
prompts. For more information, visit www.AppHealthCare.com and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.