COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE:
Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) began vaccinations for eligible individuals
beginning January 11, 2021. As of April 16, CVHS has combined its efforts
with Public Health to administer first doses at the Metro Center. Requests
for appointments can be made by calling 828.282.2002 or visiting
Cancellations and Requests to Reschedule: If you already had an appointment
to be vaccinated and need to cancel or reschedule that appointment, please visit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Who can currently get the vaccine?
A: In North Carolina, everyone 16 and older is currently eligible to receive
Q: When can I get the vaccine?
A: Vaccines appointments are readily available through the Public Health
Department by calling 828.282.2002.
Q: How do I schedule my vaccine?
A: Individuals can request an appointment by calling Public Health at 828.282.2002.
Q: Where can I get the vaccine?
A: The vaccine will be administered at the Hickory Metro Center 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 during your first appointment.
Q: Which vaccine will I receive?
A: Public Health is currently administering Pfizer, Moderna, and Jansen
(Johnson and Johnson)
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.