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[UPDATED: 1/19/22 - 3:24 PM]
Dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Each line on the graph represents a 7-day period. For DAILY updates and additional data, visit North Carolina's COVID-19 Dashboard.

Vaccinations are being offered at many locations throughout Catawba County, including some local physician offices, pharmacies and urgent cares. For a list of vaccination providers near you, click HERE.

How to Get Vaccinated with Us

  • Schedule an Appointment by Phone: Call the Catawba County Public Health COVID-19 Referral & Information Line at 828-282-2002 to speak to an appointment specialist and schedule your appointment.
  • Request an Appointment Online: Fill out the form at If you request an appointment online, you will receive a call from an appointment specialist to get scheduled.

Vaccine for children ages 5-11: Pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now available in Catawba County. The vaccine cleared all the necessary federal review processes and is available at many local pharmacies, pediatrician offices and at Catawba County Public Health. These smaller doses are about a third of the amount that is given to teens and adults. Parents and guardians who wish for their children to receive the vaccine can call their child’s pediatrician; make an appointment at a local pharmacy; or schedule an appointment through Public Health at 828-282-2002 or

Booster Dose Eligibility:

  • Everyone age 12 or over who received their second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago
  • Everyone age 18 or over who received their second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago
  • Everyone age 18 or over who received the Johnson & Johnson shot at least 2 months ago
  • Moderately or severely immunocompromised children ages 5-11 to receive an additional dose of vaccine 28 days after their second dose.
  • Moderately or severely immunocompromised patients who received a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna primary series may now receive a booster dose if it has been at least 5 months since their third dose.

For the most part, individuals no longer have to get the same booster as their original shot series and are now able to receive either Pfizer or Moderna for their booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. If you are unsure of whether you should get a booster dose or are not sure which booster you should receive, please consult with your physician.

Vaccines are widely available in the community and you can use the Vaccine Finder Tool to locate your vaccine of choice.

Questions about Boosters/Additional Doses? Learn more here.

First and second doses: Local vaccination providers also continue to administer first and second doses to individuals who want to receive them. All individuals age 5 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated with first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Free Transportation to Local Vaccination Appointments:Greenway Public Transportation

Lookup/Print Your Vaccination Record:Instructions

Before and After Your Vaccination: FAQ

Check My Symptoms Tool

Testing is widely available throughout Catawba County at physician offices, pharmacies and more. Find a site close to you: Find My Testing Place

Drive-through testing is offered by Star Med Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., weather permitting, in the parking lot behind Catawba County Public Health, 3070 11th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory, NC 28602. No appointment needed, no cost to the patient, and no ID required. Please fill out the StarMed registration form before arrival.

Slow the Spread English, Spanish

If you are not vaccinated, it's still important for you to remember your Ws! English, Spanish
Wear a face covering.
Wait 6 feet apart from other people.
Wash your hands often.

Catawba County Community Resource Inventory

Local COVID-19 Relief Program: Catawba County residents experiencing a financial hardship with paying their mortgage, rent, utilities or other expense due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply online or in person at ECCCM, located at 245 East N Street in Newton. No appointment is required. (828) 465-1702.

Catawba County Public Health Community Health Advocates: Local assistance navigators identify and assist individuals who need help accessing medical or social services, finding a safe location to isolate, or connecting with other COVID-19-related assistance. Information and referrals: (828) 695-6683 or

Child Care/Parenting Resources
NCDHHS Child Care Hotline: 1-888-600-1685 (English, Spanish)
Catawba County Partnership for Children/Children's Resource Center COVID-19 Child Care/Parenting Resources

Food Assistance - State Benefits
Apply Online / Apply in Person: Catawba County Social Services, 3030 11th Avenue Dr. SE, Hickory. (828) 695-5600. No appointment required.
Pandemic EBT
Use Your EBT Card Online
North Carolina WIC

Food Assistance - Local Meals & Pantries
The Corner Table Soup Kitchen
Hickory Soup Kitchen
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM)
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM)
Sheetz Bag Meals for Children
Hickory Public Schools
Newton Conover City Schools
Catawba County Schools
Senior Nutrition Services

Call Ahead to the Following Organizations:
Sherrills Ford Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet 828-478-9652
Springs Road Baptist Church 828-256-5340
Hickory Church of Christ 828-464-4983
Highland United Methodist Church 828-327-8066
Hopewell United Methodist Church 828-478-9625
Centro Latino 828-330-0477
AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance (ALFA) 828-322-1447
Council on Aging (West Hickory Senior Center) 828-328-2269

Employment/Unemployment Resources
COVID-19 NC Unemployment Insurance Information
NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub

Mental Health Resources
Local Assistance/Partners Behavioral Health Management: 1-888-235-HOPE (4673)
Hope4NC Helpline: 1-855-587-3463
Hope4Healers Helpline:(919) 226-2002

Business Resources
Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
The Chamber of Catawba County

While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options such as Monoclonal Antibodies are available if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days or less or have been exposed to COVID-19. If taken early, they can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Ask your doctor about Monoclonal Antibodies or call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 1-877-332-6585 (English) or 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish). Info and eligibility