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The Graham County Health Department announced Thursday that local residents age 55 years and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are in that age group, officials recommend you contact your primary care physician for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

At this time, the health department is scheduling a limited number of appointments for the 55 years and older age group as they continue their efforts to work with community partners by vaccinating the essential workers and previous priority groups.

Those who are 55 years and older and do not have a primary care physician, you may register at for an appointment with the health department.

In addition, Graham County businesses may register their employee COVID-19 vaccinations at: viewform

Also, the Graham County Health Department has received the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The department is currently working on creating an online registration process.

As of Monday morning, more than 7,300 vaccines had been administered in Graham County and nearly 2,700 residents had received both shots. The percentage of people vaccinated was roughly 12% as of Monday.

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