CCHD COVID-19 Update #271 (February 9, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (February 9, 2021) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

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Twenty-four cases — 16 in the 28645 Zip code, four in 28630, two in 28638, one in 28667, and one in 28601 — were reported. Three patients are under the age of 17; three are between 18 and 24; nine are between 25 and 49; four patients are between 50 and 64; four are between 65 and 74; and one is over the age of 75.

According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, 9,931 COVID-19 first doses have been administered in Caldwell County and 3,944 second doses. The Health Department has encountered a shortage of second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The issue arose after second doses were given to people who received their first dose at another location, an action that follows guidance provided by the state.

“We are working with the state to find second doses and reschedule appointments for anyone in need of their second dose of Pfizer,” explained Caldwell County Public Health Director Anna Martin. “We hope to have the situation rectified this week.”

Appointments for first doses continue this week and are being scheduled with people 65 and older who have signed up for the Health Department’s waiting list. Due to the length of the waiting list and limited supply of vaccine, it may take four to six weeks for people in this age group to receive a call for an appointment.

Anyone can sign up for the vaccine waiting list online at, or by calling 828-426-8486 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit or call 828-757-6487.

CCHD COVID Dashboard 02-09-2021

To learn more about the virus in general, visit here or call the Emergency Operations Center at 828-426-8605. For statistical information, visit here.

Daily Infections Projection
Updated February 4, 2021
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Caldwell County
Caldwell County Doses Administered: 13,875

First Doses Administered: 9,931
Second Doses Administered: 3,944
Percentage First Doses: 12.08%
Percentage Second Doses: 4.80%
As of February 9, 2021
(This data includes doses administered by the Caldwell County Health Department
and Caldwell UNC Health Care.)


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(DEEPER DIVE: Phase 1a. Health care workers
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The Caldwell County Health Department has started vaccinating people age 75 and older for COVID-19. While vaccinations are given by appointment only, they will add names to the waiting list. To sign up for the waiting list, visit People that are 75 and older can call (828) 426-8486 or (828) 426-8605. Please note, these phone lines are extremely busy. The Health Department staff will call to schedule the appointments. Vaccinations are being given inside at the Health Department.

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Dr. John Campbell
Provides daily COVID-19 updates