What about Masks?
The mask mandate has been revoked for all people who are fully vaccinated, but the CDC recommends masking for everyone in indoor situations or crowded outdoor gatherings and still recommends social distancing.
Masks must be worn by all students, staff and visitors in the Transylvania County schools.
Masks must be worn on all public transportation, including buses, planes and trains.
Vaccines are widely available in our area for anyone over 16, but the expanded demand for boosters may make appointments a bit more difficult.
Vaccines are available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Ingles, Gordon Pharmacy and at Blue Ridge Public Health.
To find a vaccine location near you you, go to vaccines.gov and enter your zip code or text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you in the United States.
These are actually a third shot of the same vaccine you received at least six months ago. Pfizer boosters are now available to all people over 18 who are immunocompromised and to anyone over 65 as well as people of other ages who are at high risk. Moderna boosters are also available at some retailers although they technically haven’t been approved yet.
If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, CDC recommends an additional dose.
All COVID vaccines are free of charge, although if you are insured, your insurance information will be requested.
Where to get it
Transylvania Public Health offers free in-office COVID-19 vaccinations Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 11:15 am and 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm. No appointment is needed. Vaccine type may vary weekly; please call 884-4007 for more information. At this time, only Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available. Their clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the Community Services Building at 106 E. Morgan St. in downtown Brevard.
For second or additional doses, please bring the vaccination card given when you received your first dose; if you do not have a card, we can verify your vaccination status using the state database as long as you received your first dose in North Carolina.
Transylvania Public Health is also able to provide on-site vaccinations by request for groups at worksites, churches, community centers, and neighborhoods. To request a vaccination event, click here or call 884-4007.
Page updated 9/27/2021