Covid Alert

COVID ALERT
What about Masks?
      The mask mandate has been revoked for all people who are fully vaccinated. This means that those who have had all the requisite shots and waited two weeks past the last shot do not need to wear a mask outdoors or indoors or observe social distancing in most cases. Masks should still be worn on public transportation, including buses, planes and trains.
Vaccine Options
  • Vaccines are widely available in our area without an appointment.
  • To find a vaccine location near you, text your zip code to 438829 and you will immediately get back a list of three locations near you.
  • You’ll find more sites athttps://vaccines.gov/28712
  • To get help booking an appointment, contact Transylvania NAACP’s Vaccine Buddy line at transnaacp@gmail.com and we will help you.
Transylvania County:

Transylvania County Department of Health: Occasionally provides Walk-In Clinics.  CLICK HERE to make an appointment. 

  • See the www.TransylvaniaHealth.org website for updates.
  • The Transylvania Covid-19 Call Center is offering IN OFFICE vaccinations
  • Call for appointment – 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday. 828-884-4007

Blue Ridge Community Health:   Regularly offers vaccines in Brevard, Fletcher and Sylva. Sign up online for an appointment. 

Walgreens:  Appointments will be available in Brevard and nearby communities.

Ingles in Brevard:  Appointments are available.

CVS:  Appointments will be available in nearby communities.

WalMart: Appointments available in Pisgah and nearby communities.

Wanda Foster, lifelong Rosenwald resident and Democrat Brevard 2 precinct chair
Wanda Foster
Pastor Spencer Jones of New French Broad Baptist Church
Pastor Spencer Jones
Message from Your TransNAACP Board Members
Tommy Kilgore - Pres. Trans. NAACP
Tommy Kilgore – Pres. Trans. NAACP

“The Transylvania NAACP is very concerned with the threat of Covid in our community. Across the country people of color are dying three times faster than whites of Covid, partly due to underlying medical conditions, but also because people of color make up a disproportionate number of front-line workers, and risk exposure more than others. 

More from the Board:   We can be proud of these heroes, and we owe them our best efforts to help them contain the virus – by wearing a mask, social distancing, washing our hands, and by getting vaccinated.

We understand the mistrust of some folks for the medical establishment, which in the past has neglected, abused, and disrespected people of color. However…
  • the Covid vaccines were developed by teams of researchers, doctors, and nurses of color, who stand behind it 
  • the trials which were performed, involving a total of more than 70,000 patients, included more than 10% of subjects from minority communities
  • this included people with pre-existing conditions including sickle-cell anemia and diabetes, typically found in higher concentrations in African-Americans.”

Covid-19 Links

Find Your Priority Group
Vaccination group options: See choices here
Sign-up for Vaccine Alerts
We recommend you sign up for “General Announcements” alerts with the Transylvania County Health Department:
 
Your Vaccine Appointment Form
The Transylvania County Health Department form to create an appointment to receive the vaccine:
 
Other Vaccination Options
We have volunteers who can help you with your appointment, answer questions and organize transportation for you.  transnaacp@gmail.com
 
Why Trust the Vaccine? Click Here to Learn More
National Medical Association - Task Force

“The task force reviewed the clinical trial data in search of differences in health outcomes that would place the Black community at higher risk of unfavorable outcomes from the vaccine and determined the following:

– Ten percent of people who enrolled in both the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials were Black, equaling more than 4,400 and 3,000 people, respectively.

– Both the percentage and number of Black people enrolled are sufficient to have confidence in health outcomes of the clinical trials.

– Persons receiving the vaccine were > 94% less likely to develop COVID-19 infection as compared to the placebo group.

– Efficacy and safety were observed and consistent across age, gender, race, ethnicity and adults over 65 years of age…”

 

To read the whole article,  Click Here

 

* The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

 

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a 501(c) (3) national professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies. Throughout its history the National Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.