COVID numbers trending upwards

Published 9:27 am Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Davie County’s COVID numbers are trending in the wrong direction.
Davie Health & Human Services reported on Nov. 19 that 101 Davie residents had the virus. That number climbed to 116 on Nov. 29.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 101 county residents diagnosed with COVID have died.
A total of 57 percent of Davie residents are fully vaccinated, 54 percent have received at least one dose of a vaccine.
Of those testing positive with the Nov. 29 numbers: 15 are age 65 or older; 34 age 50-64; 38 age 25-49; 11 age 18-24, and 17 age a7 or younger.
The health department offers vaccines and booster shots.
Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA has authorized a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children in this age group, and the CDC recommend all children 5–11 get the vaccine to protect against serious illness and help keep them healthy. During the most recent surge, pediatric cases of COVID-19 rose by about 240 percent in the United States, demonstrating a need to protect children from the disease, the health department reported
Vaccines are offered Monday-Friday by appointment for those age 5-11 at the health department, on Government Center Drive off Farmington Road at I-40.
All people over 18 can receive a booster vaccine at least six months after receiving the Modern or Pfizer vaccines or at least two months after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Previously, booster doses of Modern and Pfizer vaccines were only available to certain groups of people.
Any COVID-19 vaccine approved or approved by the FDA may be used for a booster dose, regardless of the vaccine received for the primary series.
Call the COVID-19 vaccination line at (336) 753-6779 to schedule an appointment or ask questions of the COVID immunization staff.