Sat Jun 19, 2021

After-hours vaccine clinic scheduled [free read]

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The Columbus County Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic after business hours on Tuesday, June 15. 

The department will offer Moderna vaccines (which require a second dose 28 days later) and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (single dose). Individuals can choose which vaccine they want, depending on supply.  

The clinic will last from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is also an option. To schedule an appointment, call 910-640-6615, ext. 7005. 

Cases

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Columbus County remained small. The county saw five cases on May 19, one on May 20, two on May 21, zero on May 22, one on May 23, three on May 24, four on May 25 and three on May 26, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, which states these numbers are subject to change. The total death count remains at 151. 

State data did now show any new outbreaks or clusters in Columbus County.

In addition, the NCDHHS reported zero active cases and 143 recoveries at Columbus Correctional Institution, along with three active cases and 445 recoveries at Tabor Correctional Institution.

Approximately 31.1% of Columbus Countians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to NCDHHS.

Columbus County has had a total of 6,372 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, according to NCDHHS. The dashboard did not have updated numbers on Monday due to the holiday. 

Schools

On Friday, May 28, the last class day for students in Columbus County Schools, spokesman Kelly Jones reported two new COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the week. One was an East Columbus High School staff member, and the other was a Tabor City Middle School student. 

Columbus Charter School students had Memorial Day off but will be in class today until Thursday, June 3. Headmaster Steve Smith reported no new cases in the school as of Friday, May 28. 

Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Marc Whichard reported no new cases or quarantines on Friday.

Thomas Academy finished its semester Tuesday, May 25. 

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