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Welcome to Avery County

 FOR First Dose COVID-19
Call 828-733-8273 
 The Health Department (545 Schultz Circle, Newland) will offer First Dose Vaccines Monday - Friday b
y Appointment Only. Vaccines will be available Thursdays 10-4 and Saturday morning's 9-12 at the Baker Center.( Call 737-7711 for Baker Center). Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required.
For information about who is eligible Click Here

 No Appointment Necessary 
(for less wait time you may go on line to ihl.com/covidtesting or call 877-562-4850 to schedule a testing time.)

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00-2:00pm
At The Dive In 
County Pool  
220 Shady Street, Newland

The Avery Health Department began vaccines on 1/12/2021
9422 first doses administered as of October 22nd 2021
8773 (50.0%) fully vaccinated Avery Citizens as of October 22nd 2021 

Coronavirus Information Click here


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 We need your help!

Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.

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