Shelby County Currently Has Zero Active Cases of COVID-19

May 04, 2021

By Thad Requet

Shelby County Health Director Audrey Gough said that as of Tuesday afternoon the county currently has zero active cases of COVID-19.

Gough also noted that the rush for vaccine has dwindled. “We are referring people up to Johnston Drug in Clarence or to one of the National pharmacies if they need to get their vaccine. This is because we have to order a minimum number of vaccines and they only keep for so long. We don’t want to waste them,” Gough explained.

She noted that Pfizer is probably going to get approval next week to administer the vaccine for kids ages 12-15. “It already has permission for kids 16 and older. Moderna should be made available in the next two or three weeks,” Gough added..

She said they are already talking about booster shots in the fall. “I don’t know what that amounts to yet, but we will find out more this summer. The booster shot will be recommended if you have received your vaccine.

A total of 29 percent of the county population has been vaccinated. Shelby County is the sixth highest county in the State as far as getting vaccinated.