A second mass vaccination event was held Saturday at Ashe County High School.

The Ashe Post and Times reports 520 second doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered at the clinic, after first doses were administered January 23.

According to AppHealthCare, the mass vaccination clinic was only for second dose appointments due to weather and shipping delays out of its control. The regional health department was still able to offer the majority of its second dose appointments the week of Feb. 15 because there were already vaccines on-site.

AppHealthCare Director Jennifer Greene said the event went smoothly, adding that the overall process was quicker since there is less paperwork to complete with second doses.

Beginning Feb. 24, education and childcare staff, pre-K through 12th grade, will be eligible for vaccine.

According to AppHealthCare, vaccine allocation, in addition to the county’s allocation to other vaccinating providers overall has increased. Therefore, more doses will be available to administer.

According to AppHealthCare, if someone is eligible for a vaccine in Group 1 or Group 2 and would like their vaccine, those individuals will still be prioritized.

Greene said there is a planned vaccination event in the works for Ashe County teachers at Ashe Civic Center.

Anyone who has yet to sign up for the vaccine can do so online at AppHealthCare.org.