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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Access to Free Telemedicine Screenings for COVID-19 Positive North Carolinians

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a time-limited program in partnership with StarMed to provide free access to telemedicine screenings for COVID-19 treatment for North Carolinians who test positive for COVID-...

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Health Department
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Updated (bivalent) COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Children 6 months-5 years

Last week the FDA authorized, and the CDC recommended the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 6 months through 5 years. Children in these age groups are not able to mix-and-match which vaccine they receive. That means that childre...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Wilkes Health to Discontinue COVID Testing for Those Without Symptoms

Starting Wednesday October 5, 2022 Wilkes Health will no longer COIVD-19 test individuals who have no symptoms. 

The change comes from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who rescinded the December 7, 2020 guidance. The December 7, 2020 gui...

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Health Department
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: 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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Health Department