Special Update for Vaccine
The Agudas Israel Task Force wants to keep our entire congregation informed about the COVID Vaccines and how they can obtain them.
Much of the following information you may have received from elsewhere. However, we strongly believe in the science and the religious values of being vaccinated, which is why we are passing along this information. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there are questions we may help with.
Tuesday’s press release announced in Henderson County the beginning of Phase 1B with the focus on those 75 or older who do NOT live in long-term care facilities.
Pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments can be made by:
1) By going online to www.yourshot.org  …. find the “Pardee” in Hendersonville location
2) By calling (828) 694-8222 … enter option 1 to get in the queue [this is anecdotally a more responsive number. Be advised you might be on hold on the phone for over an hour]
3) By calling (828) 585-4700 … enter option 2
Once you have preregistered, you will receive your information about the date/time. No walk-ups allowed. Vaccinations for the public are taking place at Blue Ridge Community College. Follow the well-marked signs of Pardee to get the the right place.
At your first shot appointment, you will receive another appointment for second dose. This will be scheduled 19-24 days later.
Patients do not need insurance in order to receive a vaccine. There is no charge to the patient; however those with insurance are encouraged to bring their insurance card to their appointment. Insurance will be billed for the administration costs for the vaccine.
Masks will be required, and all persons will be screened upon entry. People scheduled to receive the vaccine should plan to come alone and be prepared to wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine before leaving. If a person with an appointment requires assistance, they will be permitted to have one person accompany them.
We will continue to update on the next group eligible as the information is available.
A Prayer upon receiving the vaccine:
May it be your will Adonai our God and God of our ancestors, that the vaccinations that we are about to receive will bring health, blessing and redemption, and protect us from suffering and terrible diseases. Blessed is the One who hears prayer.


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