Brunswick County COVID-19 Snapshot Update (Feb. 12, 2021)

02.12.2021

Brunswick County COVID-19 Snapshot Update: Vaccine appointments scheduled for third week of February planned as scheduled, 20,000 residents have received their first vaccine dose (Feb. 12, 2021)

Key Points

  • Brunswick County and its partners do not anticipate rescheduling any first dose appointments at its mass vaccination clinic currently set for Feb. 15-19 to a later date
  • More than 20,000 residents have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – More than 20,000 Brunswick County residents have now received this first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of this week, with more than 5,000 receiving their full set of vaccinations to date.

At this time, Brunswick County Health Services and its partners at Novant Health and Dosher Memorial Hospital do not anticipate rescheduling any first dose appointments at its mass vaccination clinic currently set for Feb. 15-19 to a later date.

All appointments for second doses are unaffected as supplies for these doses are already accounted for and are shipped to vaccine providers when needed.

This past week marked a series of efforts to expand access and opportunity for vaccines in Brunswick County. Chairman Randy Thompson participated in a virtual meeting with representatives at the NCDHHS and the Governor’s Office to discuss vaccine allocations to county vaccine providers this past Monday.

On Thursday, Health Services, the North Carolina National Guard, the Brunswick County NAACP and local churches in the Ash area helped vaccinate 321 residents at a one-day vaccination clinic at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School as part of the County’s and State’s efforts to equitably vaccinate eligible individuals. The clinic helped to reach an area of the county that has been historically limited from accessing county services by transportation and other barriers.

Dosher Memorial Hospital also organized a similar outreach event for marginalized community members in Southport this Thursday and Friday, vaccinating 100 individuals.

Individuals now eligible for vaccinations are those who fall under Group 1 (health care workers) or Group 2 (anyone 65 or older regardless of health status or living situation). Community members ages 65 and older and health care workers in the Brunswick County area can schedule their COVID-19 vaccination by visiting NovantHealth.org/BrunswickVaccine.

Vaccine supplies remain exceptionally low. If appointments slots are not available when you search, you are encouraged to check again later. Future appointment dates are added on a weekly basis based on current allocation numbers the NCDHHS is sending to the three partners.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least six feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. Remember to still practice the Three Ws—wear, wait and wash—even if you already received your vaccination.

Find the latest information and updates about vaccines at brunswickcountync.gov/vaccines

Key Statistics

Brunswick County remains in the Critical/Red Tier on the North Carolina COVID-19 County Alert System, the highest tier possible. Of the state’s 100 counties, 94 are considered to have substantial or critical spread. Case count data is from Brunswick County Health Services and vaccination and testing data is from the NCDHHS dashboard.

  • Case Counts: As of Feb. 12, 7,434 total county residents have received a positive test result for COVID-19. Of these, 901 are considered active, 6,414 are considered recovered, and 119 have died.  
  • Vaccinations: As of Feb. 11, 20,705 first doses and 5,154 second doses have been administered to Brunswick County residents.
  • Testing: As of 12, about 10% of tests conducted in Brunswick County are yielding positive results.

More information about COVID-19, testing, and vaccines is on the Health Services COVID-19 webpage.

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For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033