On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 9am-11am Rutherford County Health Department (221 Callahan Koon Rd. Spindale, NC) will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine event.  There will be a $25 gift card giveaway for those 18 years or older who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine and to whomever drives them there. This limited to the first 100 people and only on 6/29/21 from 9am-11am.

Update:  As of August 4, 2021 the Rutherford County Health Department has exhausted the supply of $25 gift cards and are no longer available.

 

If the COVID-19 Vaccine is free, why are you being asked to show your health insurance card?

We ask for your insurance card because, we can be reimbursed an administration fee, paid by your insurance company, to help cover the cost of setting up the clinic, storing the vaccine, and all the data and record keeping the federal government requires for every vaccine that is administered.

Congress has ruled that insurance company’s CANNOT pass along the charges to the consumer. If someone try’s to charge you for the vaccine, don’t pay it.

Those persons who do not have insurance, the fee is covered by the Provider Relief Fund.

It might help to think about when you receive your flu, pneumonia, or shingles vaccine. Your insurance covers the cost of the administration fee associated with those vaccines as well.

We want to assure you that you will not receive a bill for your COVID-19 vaccine.
And, we want to say “THANK YOU” for helping North Carolina move forward in this pandemic.

 

 

Photo of cars in lines ready to receive the COVID vaccine.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for Rutherford County, North Carolina

Beginning Tuesday, May 4, 2021, anyone in need of a COVID Vaccine can visit the Rutherford County Health Department (221 Callahan Koon Rd. Spindale, NC) on Monday thru Friday 8:30am until 4:15pm. Vaccine services will be provided through our immunization department. No appointment needed

Vaccine is currently available for anyone over the age of 12*.   18 years old is the minimum age for the Moderna vaccine.  For 12-18 year old, please call prior to visiting our office to insure availability of Pfizer vaccine which has been authorized by the FDA and CDC.  You do not need to be a resident of Rutherford County to visit our vaccine clinic.  

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Team Members prepare to give vaccinations

January 27, 2021

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC – This past weekend the Foothills Health District, along with Emergency Management provided over 800 vaccines at the Rutherford County Health Department. This appointment only clinic was possible with the collaboration and partnerships with outside agencies and volunteers. The team work shown among all these individuals allowed our community to get the much needed COVID19 vaccine. Thank you to Public Health, Rutherford County Emergency Management, Rutherford County Emergency Services, McDowell County Emergency Services and many amazing volunteers. A true testimony of caring for the community! We would like to thank the community for their continued patience, kind words and support as we maneuver this ever changing emergency response to COVID19.    


 

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Spanish)

The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet for COVID-19 (PDF File, Spanish)

 

 CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Simplified CHinese)

The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet for COVID-19 (PDF File, Simplified Chinese)

COVID-19 SCREENING McDOWELL COUNTY

McDowell County Emergency Management has opened a medical screening hotline for those who think they may have been exposed to the virus or if you are experiencing a fever, please call (828) 527-6687. The operator will ask a list of screening questions and will provide the caller with the appropriate medical instructions based upon the answers given.  Open from 8am until 8pm.

Please do not call the medical screening hotline for general information.

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CDC

The Centers for Disease Control Website is a reputable website with up-to-date information

 

NC DHHS

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Website is a reputable website with up-to-date information

Rutherford Regional Hospital

Information from Rutherford Regional Hospital is another reputable website with up-to-date information

 

McDowell Cares

The McDowell Cares website will bring together faith based organizations, community resources and information during times of local crisis.

COVID-19 HOTLINE McDOWELL COUNTY

McDowell County Emergency Management has opened a non-emergency call center for questions concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  

The number for the COVID-19 Hotline is (828) 559-9683.  The hours are from 8am until 8pm.

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English)

The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet for COVID-19 (PDF File, English)

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Spanish)

The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet for COVID-19 (PDF File, Spanish)

 

 CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Simplified CHinese)

The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet for COVID-19 (PDF File, Simplified Chinese)

COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE McDOWELL COUNTY

(828) 803-4552
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Rutherford Help

The Community Health Council of Rutherford County has launched the website www.Rutherfordhelp.com. It provides Rutherford County citizens access to vital and timely information regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). You can find access to resources, volunteer to help, find the medical screening hotline, and find all the latest news and information.

COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE RUTHERFORD COUNTY

828-223-5735
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm