Buncombe County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
For the latest information and updates for Buncombe county, please visit, Buncombe County News: Current COVID-19 Immunization Phase.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is opening COVID-19 vaccinations to persons 65 years and all healthcare workers.
Important Details for COVID-19 Vaccine Info (Updated January 22, 2021):
Appointments can be made by calling (828) 250-5000, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
You must have an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccination at this time.
Two COVID-19 shots of the same vaccine are necessary to build up immunity. The second shot come 3-4 weeks after the first.
The vaccine is free to everyone, even if you don’t have health insurance.
Your ability to get a vaccine is not impacted by your citizenship status and there is not an ID requirement.
What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
We are Dedicated to Your Safety
NBFM is dedicated to a safe environment for our patients, providers and medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our office is adhering to the CDC-recommended protocols. If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 as it relates to your care, please contact us at (828)-645-8525.
For the safety of patients and staff we require face coverings for all appointments.
Patients under 18 may have a guardian present. Patients over 18 must attend solo.
Please stay in your vehicle to be screened by a staff member for a temperature & symptom check.
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How Do We Screen and Test for COVID-19
Request a COVID-19 test - whether symptomatic or asymptomatic - by calling (828)-645-8525 for an appointment.
A telehealth appointment with one of our physicians will be scheduled.
Afterwards you will be asked to come to our parking lot for a self-collected test via nasopharyngeal swab that is given by a clinical staff member.
We are not currently providing in-office testing.
We also offer antibody testing via blood draw (this would also be done via process listed above).
What is the Treatment of COVID-19?
- CDC Resources for the COVID-19 Vaccine
- Buncombe County News: Current COVID-19 Immunization Phase
- Most people experience mild cases and many can recover at home.
- If you have an emergency warning sign, like difficulty breathing, seek emergency medical care immediately.