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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Fall Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Now Available

On Friday September 1st, the CDC along with the FDA recommended the new formula of the COVID-19 booster for both Pfizer and Moderna. The COVID 19 booster has gone from a single (monovalent) formula to a double (bivalent) variant based formula. 

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Wilkes Health now has vaccines to protect against monkeypox

Wilkes Health now has vaccines to protect against monkeypox, as well as testing. Vaccines are available for:

  • Anyone who had close contact in the past two weeks with someone who has been diagnosed with monkeypox, or
  • Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex w...
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Health Department
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Wilkes Health has received the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine can be used as an additional vaccine option for adults ages 18 years and old...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Navigating Infant Formula Shortages

For the most recent updates concerning infant formula shortages, please click here. 

North Carolina families are navigating infant formula shortages and are often not sure where to turn for help. Here are suggestions for how to help families. We e...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Wilkes County Community Health Needs Assessment Report

 [Wilkesboro, NC] – Wilkes Health, in collaboration with various agencies and community partners, has released the Wilkes County Community Health Needs Assessment Report for Wilkes County. This report identifies public health priorities...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 4, 2022

COVID-19 Dashboard

Wilkes County, thank you for supporting our department during this challenging time. Over the course of the past two years it has been a top priority to bring you current and reliable data about the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. While, we are not ou...

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