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Davie leads vaccination efforts

The number of coronavirus cases in Davie County continues to decline as the county leads the way in vaccination efforts.

As of Monday, Davie County had administered 19,000 doses of vaccines, which leads the region, County Manager David Bone told county commissioners Monday evening.

“It warms your heart to see such effort, such dedication,” Bone said. “It takes a team and our team is doing a wonderful job day in and day out.”

According to state data, the following percentages of Davie residents have received at least the first dose of a vaccine: 75 and older, 58.3%; age 65-74, 56.5%; 50-64, 27.7%; 25-49, 17.5%; and 18-24, 10.5%.

The next first dose clinic for the Pfizer vaccine will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Davie County Community Park on US 601 South in Mocksville. It is open to anyone age 16 and older. Anyone needing assistance with transportation can contact YVEDDI at (336) 679-2071.

A COVID testing site remains open daily off Dr. Slate Drive in front of the Davie EMS station in Mocksville.

“Every day, we’re one day closer to being on the other side,” said County Commission Chair Terry Renegar. “To all of our staff, it’s been a tough 12 months but things are getting better.”