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  • Dept. Public Health COVID Update- Get Your Flu Shot! (9/15/2020)

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    September 15, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                Sept. 15, 2020

    Department of Public Health

    Contact: Dr. Jennifer Green, Health Director

    E-mail: jgreen@co.cumberland.nc.us

    Telephone: 910-433-3705

    COVID-19 Update

    158 New Cases, Get Your Flu Shot

     

    FAYETTEVILLE – The Department of Public Health reports 158 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death since the Tuesday, Sept. 11, report. Cumberland County's case count is now 4,825 with 79 deaths.

    As we enter flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza. 

    “To further reduce the strain on our healthcare system during this pandemic, it's important that you protect yourself and the people around you by getting a flu shot,” said Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green. 

    Flu Vaccination Information
    Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions, because it is an effective way to decrease flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.

    Ensuring that people continue or start getting routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for protecting people and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, including flu. A flu vaccine may also provide several individual health benefits, including keeping you from getting sick with flu, reducing the severity of your illness if you do get flu and reducing your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization.

    Information about the availability of flu vaccine from Cumberland County Department of Public Health will be available on the County website in the coming weeks. 

    COVID-19 Test Collection Available
    The Health Department continues test collection by appointment on Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Manna Church (5517 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville). 

    On Thursdays, test collection will be conducted as follows:

    Southview Baptist Church
    4089 Elk Road, Hope Mills, NC, 28348 
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 24, October 1, November 5 and 12

    Tabernacle of Miracles
    2574 Hope Mills Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28306
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 8 and 15

    Second Missionary Baptist Church
    522 Old Wilmington Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28301
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 17, and October 22 and 29. 

    To protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, test collection is by drive-up appointment only (walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time). Testing is free. Please do not call offsite testing locations for assistance. The Health Department has a dedicated COVID-19 hotline ready to assist. Call (910) 678-7657 or you can make an appointment online at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19.

    Staying Updated
    Cumberland County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19. You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes. The county is also sharing important information on its FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kristin L. Bunton
    Communication and Outreach Coordinator
    Cumberland County Government

    O: 910-438-4025
    M: 864-497-4220


    Make Cumberland COUNT!


    All correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the N.C. Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

    Contact:
    Kristin Bunton, Communication and Outreach Coordinator
    910-438-4025