January 15, 2021

The Highlands Cashiers Plateau Vaccination Initiative

In support of the Macon and Jackson County Health Departments in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to the Highlands and Cashiers plateau communities, a vaccine clinic will be offered at the Highlands Recreation Center on Wednesday, January 20, from 1 to 6 pm. A schedule of additional vaccine sites and times will be available soon.

In order to receive the vaccine, you must first be registered with the NC State CVMS (COVID-19 Vaccine Management System). This is the system that is being used to track and allocate vaccines across North Carolina. In order to begin the registration process, please submit your name, email and phone number at the link below:


You will receive an email from the state that will require you to provide additional information to complete your registration. Once you have completed your CVMS registration, you can make an appointment to receive the vaccine by emailing highlandscovidvaccine@gmail.com. Appointments by phone will be taken on Monday, January 18, from 4 to 8 pm by calling 828-526-1310. The program is open to all plateau residents. There are a limited number of appointment times available. Additional vaccine sessions will be scheduled, including an on-site location in the Cashiers area in the near future.

We will be complying with the Governor’s orders for prioritization of vaccination.

We also want to thank the growing consortium of community partners who are making this Highlands-Cashiers Plateau Vaccine Initiative possible:

  • Town of Highlands
  • Jackson County Public Health
  • Macon County Public Health
  • Highlands-Cashiers Health Foundation
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
  • Highlands Rotary
  • Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley
  • Highlands Pharmacy
  • Community Cares Clinic
  • Blue ridge Free Dental Clinic
  • Macon County EMS
  • Vision Cashiers