The Wilkes Health Department announced a schedule of community COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Meanwhile, 32% (22,201 people) of Wilkes residents are now fully vaccinated and 35% (24,180 people) have received at least one dose of the vaccine. These percentages have been the same for several weeks.

Statewide, 56% of adults are fully vaccinated.

The following COVID-19 community vaccination clinics are open and free to the public regardless of insurance status.

They include:

• July 15, Wilkes Early College, 9 a.m. to noon;

• July 15, Skyview Center, North Wilkesboro 9-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.

• Aug. 2, Wilkes Central High School- 9 a.m. to noon;

• Aug. 2, West Wilkes High School- 1-4 p.m.;

• Aug. 3, North Wilkes High School, 9 a.m. to noon;

• Aug. 3, East Wilkes High School, 1-4 p.m.;

• Aug. 5, Wilkes Early College, 9 a.m. to noon;

• Aug. 12, St. Paul Episcopal Church, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;

• Aug. 21, River’s Edge Park, Wilkesboro-TBD

• Sept. 16-19 at Wilkes Community College during MerleFest

• Oct. 2 in downtown North Wilkesboro during the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People interesting in hosting a community vaccine clinic can call 336-651-7450 and ask for Debbie Nicholson or Brandon Call. People who are home bound and wish to be vaccinated can call 336-651-7450 and ask to speak to Debbie Nicholson to arrange this.

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