Granville and Vance Counties are currently in the Phase 1a distribution and we are giving vaccines every day. We plan to move to Phase 1b, Group 1 (only those aged 75 and over), on Thursday, January 14th as we continue prioritizing those at highest risk for severe illness and death due to COVID-19. It will take us through the month of March to make good progress in all the groups within these first two phases (1a and 1b). We expect to be move from phase 1b into other phases in the spring.
For this initial phase, 1a, we are reaching out to eligible health care organizations and individuals with additional instructions to sign up for vaccination. Please wait until the phase you are eligible for is announced on the radio, the newspaper, or on our GVPH COVID-19 Vaccine website at https://gvph.org/covidvaccines/ to reach out to the health department about making an appointment for the vaccine. We will provide more information the week of January 11th about how to register in the mandatory statewide COVID Vaccine Management System (CVMS). There is a survey everyone must fill out as part of registration and the system is not accessible to individuals at this time.
For individuals in Phase 1b, Group 1 (only individuals who are 75 and older), beginning the week of January 11th, they can call the health department to register and schedule their appointment. Any other instructions that may help make your vaccine appointment move faster (such as forms you need to fill out ahead of your appointment) will be posted on our website. If you are not in Phase 1a or Phase 1b Group 1, please refrain from contacting the health department until we announce we are moving into later groups and phases. Given the volume of calls we are receiving, a Granville Vance COVID Vaccine Information Hotline has been established at 252-295-1503.
Read the full press release here for more information.