[UPDATED: 6/18/21 - 12:45 PM]
***As of Saturday, March 13, we are only updating the dashboard Monday - Friday.***

Who Are We Currently Vaccinating?
All individuals age 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated? Vaccine Site Locator

How to Get Vaccinated with Us: Catawba County Public Health, Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) and Frye Regional Medical Center (FRMC) are working together to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible individuals.

1. Walk In - No Appointment Needed: We are accepting walk-ins Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, located at 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, 28602.

2. Schedule an Appointment by Phone: 828-282-2002 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Call the Catawba County Public Health COVID-19 Referral & Information Line to speak to an appointment specialist and schedule your appointment.

3. Request an Appointment Online:
If you request an appointment online, you will receive a call from an appointment specialist to get scheduled. Please note that depending on the volume of requests we receive, it may take some time for you to be contacted.

Free Transportation to Local Vaccination Appointments: Greenway Public Transportation

Before and After Your Vaccination: FAQ

Find My Testing Place
Check My Symptoms Tool

Drive-Thru Testing at Catawba County Public Health:
Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-1pm.

Slow the Spread English, Spanish

If you are not vaccinated, it's still important for you to remember your Ws! English, Spanish
Wear a face covering.
Wait 6 feet apart from other people.
Wash your hands often.

Catawba County Community Resource Inventory

Local COVID-19 Relief Program: Catawba County residents experiencing a financial hardship with paying their mortgage, rent, utilities or other expense due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply online or in person at ECCCM, located at 245 East N Street in Newton. No appointment is required. (828) 465-1702.

Catawba County Public Health Community Health Advocates: Local assistance navigators identify and assist individuals who need help accessing medical or social services, finding a safe location to isolate, or connecting with other COVID-19-related assistance. Information and referrals: (828) 695-6683 or

Child Care/Parenting Resources
NCDHHS Child Care Hotline: 1-888-600-1685 (English, Spanish)
Catawba County Partnership for Children/Children's Resource Center COVID-19 Child Care/Parenting Resources

Food Assistance - State Benefits
Apply Online / Apply in Person: Catawba County Social Services, 3030 11th Avenue Dr. SE, Hickory. (828) 695-5600. No appointment required.
Pandemic EBT
Use Your EBT Card Online
North Carolina WIC

Food Assistance - Local Meals & Pantries
The Corner Table Soup Kitchen
Hickory Soup Kitchen
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM)
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM)
Sheetz Bag Meals for Children
Hickory Public Schools
Newton Conover City Schools
Catawba County Schools
Senior Nutrition Services

Call Ahead to the Following Organizations:
Sherrills Ford Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet 828-478-9652
Springs Road Baptist Church 828-256-5340
Hickory Church of Christ 828-464-4983
Highland United Methodist Church 828-327-8066
Hopewell United Methodist Church 828-478-9625
Centro Latino 828-330-0477
AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance (ALFA) 828-322-1447
Council on Aging (West Hickory Senior Center) 828-328-2269

Employment/Unemployment Resources
COVID-19 NC Unemployment Insurance Information
NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub

Mental Health Resources
Local Assistance/Partners Behavioral Health Management: 1-888-235-HOPE (4673)
Hope4NC Helpline: 1-855-587-3463
Hope4Healers Helpline:(919) 226-2002

Business Resources
Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
The Chamber of Catawba County