Buncombe County Health and Human Services has a long history of meeting residents where they are by taking essential public health treatments into communities. Our deep community partnerships have been essential in expanding this important work to more residents. One such partner is the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy which, for the last several years, has provided pharmacy students to support our community vaccination efforts. Their students staffed our mass vaccination clinics during the COVID-19 response, and have vaccinated thousands of our residents for flu, Hepatitis A, and even monkeypox.
Many of our community vaccination efforts focus on meeting the needs of residents who face a lot of barriers trying to access health care, including the unhoused population. We could not have had such a robust vaccination effort without the support of Eshelman Pharmacy Students or our local organizations that provide services for people experiencing homelessness. These partnerships are vital to the overall health of Buncombe residents and strengthen our community's shield of protection. These partnerships are Public Health at Work!
A special shout out to UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students and faculty and AHope for being such vital partners in protecting the health and safety of our community.
Special thanks to Stephanie Kiser, Greene Shepard, and Amanda Savage for helping us coordinate this essential element to our public health response in Buncombe County.
For more information about vaccinations in Buncombe County, visit our website at buncombecounty.org/immunize. To make vaccination appointments for you and your family call (828) 250.5096 or visit us at 40 Coxe Avenue during our walk-in hours-
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8 - 11:30 AM
- Tuesday and Wednesday between 1 - 4:30 PM