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Gaston County to get 600 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine for Each of Next Three Weeks

GASTONIA, N.C. – Today, Gaston County’s Public Health Department was notified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services that it will receive a baseline amount of 600 COVID-19 vaccine doses each of the next three weeks.

There remains the possibility there could be a small additional increase in the allocation for any of those weeks, but it is not anticipated to be a significant amount.

Gaston County is now working to ensure it fulfills the first-shot appointments it has already scheduled at the Gastonia Farmer’s Market each of the next three weeks. The County does not anticipate opening new appointments for those weeks at this time.

“While we are glad to know the baseline amount so that we can plan for these next three weeks, our staff stands ready to vaccinate far more individuals each week,” Public Health Director Steve Eaton said. “You give us the vaccine, and we’ll get it in people’s arms.”

The County will continue to exhaust every effort to secure as much vaccine for its residents as possible.

Once the County receives notice on allocation amounts for future weeks, it will then make an announcement on opening future appointments at Residents who have pre-registered for their spot in line will be notified by email (or phone if no email address was provided) when new appointments become available.