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Highlands-Cashiers Plateau COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative 

Gov. Cooper announced on March 2nd, that effective March 3rd, Groups 1, 2, and 3 are eligible for the Covid19 vaccine.

In partnership with the Jackson County Health Department, the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative (HCPCVI) has received an allotment of Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer) from Western Carolina University, for a special event dose one vaccination clinic to be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021, with a second dose clinic on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 12:00pm until 4:30pm at the Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center.

If you are on the HCPVI waitlist and in Groups 1, 2, or 3, you will be contacted to make an appointment for both (dose 1 and dose 2) clinics. If you would like to get on the HCPCVI waitlist, please call (828)526-1310. Please email highlandscovidvaccine@gmail.com with any questions!

You can verify which Group you have been assigned by using the web site found at the following link: https://findmygroup.nc.gov/

We will be complying with the Governor’s orders for prioritization of vaccination as detailed at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines

We want to thank the growing consortium of community partners who are making this Highlands-Cashiers Plateau Vaccine Initiative possible.

  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
  • Macon County Public Health
  • Jackson County Department of Public Health
  • Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Highlands
  • Mountaintop Rotary Club
  • Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley
  • Highlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Town of Highlands
  • Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers
  • Highlands Pharmacy
  • Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic
  • Macon County EMS
  • Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad
  • Vision Cashiers
  • Cashiers Valley Pharmacy
  • International Friendship Center
  • Vecino’s Farmworker Health Program
  • Southwestern Community College

NC COVID-19 Vaccine Phases & Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

NCDHHS “Find Your Spot” Website

Jackson County

“JCDPH is currently scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for:

  • Group 1: Healthcare workers & long term care staff & residents

  • Group 2: Older adults (age 65 years and up)

  • Group 3: Frontline essential workers

To learn what Group you are in, visit Find My Vaccine Group.

Schedule your appointment today by calling 828-631-HELP. Soon, JCDPH will begin offering appointments to eligible community members via an online portal.  Accommodations will be made for those without internet access.

JCDPH provides COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only at a Drive Thru Clinic at the Department on Aging (100 County Services Park Road Sylva, NC). Once you arrive close to the Department on Aging, look for road signs that will direct you. You will remain in your vehicle throughout the entire vaccination process, stopping at various stations to check in, receive your vaccine, and wait for observation.”

Macon County

Under NC DHHS guidance, all of Group 3 is now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

To register for an appointment at Macon County Health Department, please call 828-524-1500.

Option 1:

Individuals may access a web link on the right side of the Macon County home page at maconnc.org and complete the form to include their last name, first name and email address. Once this information is submitted, Macon County Public Health will be able to upload the information into the state COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS). After CVMS receives the submission, an email will be sent to the address provided allowing the individual to complete the registration process and set-up their password. Following confirmation that their registration is complete and their phase confirmed, individuals may call 828-349-2517, Option 2 to schedule their appointment once we begin vaccinating their eligible phase/group.

Option 2:

Individuals may call 828-349-2517, Option 2 and speak with a representative who will get them registered in the state COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS) after completion of a brief questionnaire. Once the registration has been completed, an appointment will be scheduled. No additional steps are needed.

Option 3:

Individuals may call 828-524-1500 and speak with a representative who will get them registered in the state COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS) after completion of a brief questionnaire. Once the registration has been completed, an appointment will be scheduled. No additional steps are needed.

Call Centers are operating 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. As of this week, NC DHHS transitioned from vaccination phases to groups. In accordance with NC DHHS’s Vaccination Plan,

Macon County is currently providing vaccinations to individuals in Group 2, individuals 65 and older regardless of health status. An updated graphic has been provided with this release. – Macon County Health Department, 1/18/2021

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