Avery County and the Avery County Health Department have announced COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone 75 years or older.

In a press release, Phillip Barrier, County Manager said the vaccines will be available at the Avery Agriculture Extension Center (661 Vale Road above Ingles in Newland), today – Friday, and again next week, Wednesday, January 20 – Friday, January 22 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

According to the release, no appointments are necessary. You should bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm.

Masks are required.

If you have a bleeding disorder or are on blood thinners, contact your physician for written documentation to receive the vaccine.

For questions concerning the vaccine, please call 828-733-8273.