• 61°

Swine flu vaccine brings crowd to Health Department

By Shelley Smithssmith@salisburypost.com
The H1N1 vaccine has arrived to Rowan County, and as of 10 a.m. today, more than 100 people had received the vaccine.
The vaccine, which is actually a nasal spray, is available today at the Rowan County Health Department, 1811 E. Innes St. The health department received 700 doses of the vaccine.
“So far we’ve given the vaccine mostly to children,” said Leonard Wood, county health director.
A bigger crowd is expected this afternoon, after school gets out.
Anne Hall, a nurse at the Health Department, had given eight vaccines so far, and the oldest child who received it was 11 years old.
The age range for persons who can receive the vaccine is 2 to 49 years. Anyone who is pregnant, has a weakened immune system or a long-term health problem cannot receive the vaccine.
There are many other complications with the vaccine, so be sure to check with your healthcare provider before receiving it.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: Man accused of stealing car, crashing it

Crime

Man faces new charge of attempted murder for father’s shooting

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits

BREAKING NEWS

Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in Tutterow couple’s 1992 murder

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant