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Rosemary Mosher, a medical assistant at Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a AppHealthCare on Jan. 6.

BOONE — AppHealthCare announced Jan. 11 that it had entered a partnership with Boone Drugs Inc. to help administer COVID-19 vaccines for pre-scheduled appointments the week of Jan. 11.

Through the partnership, AppHealthCare stated it has utilized the individuals eligible that are 75 years or older to assign their appointment to one of three Boone Drug locations: Boone Drug at New Market, Boone Drug at Deerfield and the Horn in the West site to receive their vaccine at their appointment time. AppHealthCare is reaching out to individuals directly to confirm their appointment time and location.

“We are so excited about this partnership to expand our ability to get more people vaccinated," said Jennifer Greene, AppHealthCare's health director. "These AppHealthCare clinics hosted by Boone Drugs are one way we are collaborating with the community to be able to move our vaccine supplies as efficiently as possible. We are grateful to Boone Drugs for their leadership and engagement to meet this important community need."

The clinics will be satellite locations of AppHealthCare vaccine clinics and will utilize supplies garnered by AppHealthCare.

“Boone Drug is humbled by the opportunity to partner with an organization pivotal to the wellbeing of our community as AppHealthCare," said Corey Furman, president of Boone Drugs Inc. "The COVID-19 vaccine will provide an opportunity to save lives as well as help us find comfort in returning to the social bonding we sorely miss. While many of the events and emotions of 2020 we wish to leave behind, there are some we hope to continue; such as the ability for people to work together for the good of all. It is this type of work we are excited to foster with our collaborative partnership with AppHealthCare. It is our goal to continue this type of relationship with the entire community for decades to come."

Individuals can go to the COVID-19 vaccine interest form to sign up for more information about an appointment as the vaccine phases progress. The interest form can be found at www.apphealthcare.com/covid-19-vaccinations.

As supplies become available and a new phase is launched, AppHealthCare will reach out to schedule more people for their shot. Everyone will have an opportunity to get their shot.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.apphealthcare.com/covid-19-vaccinations/.

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