THOMASVILLE — The COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1b-Group 1 (75 years and older) and remaining Phase 1a will be given Thursday, Jan. 7, and Friday, Jan. 8, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., by appointment only, at DDCC, Mary E. Rittling Conference Center, 297 DCC Road, Thomasville.

This tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be available, but supplies will be limited at first. Independent state and federal public health advisory committees have determined that the best way to fight COVID-19 is to start first with vaccinations for those most at risk, reaching more people as the vaccine supply increases. Keep practicing the 3W’s—wear a mask, wait six feet apart, wash your hands—until everyone has a chance to be vaccinated.

Registration is now open. To register by phone, call 336-236-3096, or register online at

— Staff reports