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COVID-19 Continues to Spread while Vaccines are Readily Available

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Dr. Teresa Duncan, DNP, NE-C, CPHQ, the Bladen Health and Human Service Director, released the latest COVID-19 Update. According to Dr. Duncan’s report, as of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Bladen County has

4,528 positive COVID-19 cases, which brings Bladen’s positive cases up to 18.7%.

According to the report, there are 19 currently hospitalized related to COVID-19, with a total of 4,072 recovered from COVID-19. View Dr. Duncan’s full Update in the graphic below.

The health department continues to administer first, and second-shot COVID-19 vaccines for ages 12 and older by appointments or walk-ins. The Bladen County Health Department extended its hours each Tuesday until the end of September for COVID-19 vaccinations. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the COVID-19 vaccines are available at the local health department from 9 am until 4 pm. Each Tuesday, the department will extend its hours for vaccines until 7 pm.

The COVID-19 Booster Shot is now available to those eligible by appointment only at the health department. For information or to make an appointment, call 910-872-6291.

The health department is located at 300 Mercer Mill Road in Elizabethtown.