COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE:
Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) began vaccinations for eligible individuals
beginning January 11, 2021, by appointment only. Requests for appointments
can be made at
www.CatawbaVaccine.org. As part of a joint effort between CVHS, Catawba County Public Health,
and Frye Regional Medical Center, you may receive a return call from any
of these three organizations to schedule your appointment.
Cancellations and Requests to Reschedule: If you already had an appointment
to be vaccinated at Catawba Valley Medical Center and need to cancel or
reschedule that appointment, you may call
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Who can currently get the vaccine?
A: Patients who are 65 years old and older are currently eligible under
NC DHHS’s phased plan. In addition, healthcare workers in Phase
1a are eligible.
Q: When can I get the vaccine?
A: The vaccine will be offered by APPOINTMENT ONLY, Mondays through Fridays
from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. for patients 65 and older.
Q: How do I schedule my vaccine?
A: Individuals who are 65 years old and older can request an appointment at
Q: Where can I get the vaccine?
A: The vaccine will be administered on the main campus of Catawba Valley
Medical Center @ 810 Fairgrove Church Road in Hickory by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Q: What is the cost of the vaccine?
A: There is no charge for the vaccine.
Q: How do I schedule my second dose?
A: Your second dose will be scheduled when you schedule your first appointment
and confirmed prior to departing from your first vaccine administration.
Q: Which vaccine will I receive?
A: As of January 18th, CVMC is receiving both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
Q: Will I receive documentation that I received the vaccine?
A: You will receive a vaccination card with the name of the vaccine you
received, the date of administration and the where the vaccine was administered.
A second vaccine dose will be needed 21-28 days after your first dose.
This date will also be provided to you when you receive your first dose.
You will receive information about the v-safe vaccine monitoring system
if you are interested in participating.
Q: If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get
A: There is not enough information currently available to say if or for
how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again;
this is called natural immunity. Early evidence suggests natural immunity
from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices makes recommendations
to CDC on how to best use COVID-19 vaccines, CDC cannot comment on whether
people who had COVID-19 should get a COVID-19 vaccine at this time. We
anticipate more information regarding appropriate guidance for this situation
Please continue to monitor this page for coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
related to Catawba Valley Health System and our physician practices.