COVID-19 vaccinations are underway across the WBTV viewing area. Here’s where
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Counties in the WBTV viewing area are continuing to announce plans for COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
North Carolina is currently vaccinating those that fall into Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3. Those eligible include health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, anyone 65 years or older, and educators. The state expanded vaccine eligibility to Group 3, essential workers, on February 24. The state started with teachers, childcare workers and school personnel before expanding eligibility to others in Group 3 on March 3.
The state will begin expanding vaccine eligibility to Group 4 on March 24, starting with people who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk and those living in a congregate setting.
Anyone who wants to get a vaccine will be able to do so in Group 6. The new vaccination plan aligns with new federal recommendations. The initial plan was divided into phases.
South Carolina is currently vaccinating those in Phase 1a and Phase 1b, which includes healthcare workers, long-term care staff and residents, frontline essential workers and anyone over age 65.
Click here to find vaccine providers near you in North Carolina.
Click here to find vaccine providers near you in South Carolina.
A new vaccination structure provided by NCDHHS includes 5 groups:
- Health care workers with in-person patient contact
- Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities
- The CDC defines frontline essential workers as workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and who are at substantially higher risk for exposure to COVID-19
- Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
- Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
- Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers
Health leaders say $2.5 million is being used to help pay for rides for individual people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina.
The funding is being distributed to local transit agencies across the state to help pay for rides for those who need transportation assistance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Mecklenburg County is currently vaccinating those in Groups 1, 2 and 3.
Additional first dose appointments are now available through Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) for appointment dates March 10 through March 31, 2021. Groups 1, 2 and 3 are eligible for these appointments at this time.
MCPH is expanding its partnership with StarMed Healthcare to provide first doses at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Those in Group 1 and Group 3 working in Mecklenburg County and Group 2 County residents 65 years and older may make a first dose appointment now at StarMed.Care or by calling MCPH COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400 (Option 3 for English and Option 8 for Spanish). If no appointments are available, eligible individuals may join the waitlist at MeckNC.gov/COVID-19.
More details on Group 3 eligibility are available here.
The main county clinic is set up at Bojangles’ Coliseum off East Independence Boulevard in Charlotte, where vaccinations will take place 6 days a week. This clinic started on Monday, Jan. 4 for people in the state’s previous Phase 1a, which included long-term care residents and staff, as well as select healthcare workers.
North Carolina has since implemented a plan consisting of groups 1-6.
Groups 1 and 2 are encouraged to continue making appointments at any available times.
Phone appointments may be made by calling 980-314-9400 and selecting option 3. MCPH will attempt to return calls within 24-48 business hours. If unable to secure an appointment right away, residents are encouraged to continue to check for updates.
Mecklenburg County says they are seeing a high amount of call volume and ask residents to remain patient.
Residents who are homebound are able to request to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at their home. This includes those who are at home due to a mental or physical disability and unable to travel to a vaccination clinic.
The homebound vaccination request form is available on the county’s website here. For questions or assistance with submitting a request form, call the MCPH COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400 (Option 3 for English and Option 8 for Spanish).
The COVID-19 vaccine is available in limited supply, with availability increasing through 2021 as supplies increase. Each vaccine requires two shots. The interval between doses for the Pfizer vaccine is 21 days; for Moderna, the interval is 28 days. Instructions for the second dose will be provided after the first dose.
Mecklenburg County is also receiving at least 10,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Mecklenburg County officials says during appointments, they will verify that residents have an appointment and will be verifying residents’ name and date of birth. “But we do not require any specific form of ID,” county officials say.
No walk-ins will be accepted at this time. Valid identification showing proof of age will be required.
If you need transportation to your vaccination appointment, contact the Mecklenburg County Transportation System at 980-314-7600.
Mass Vaccination Clinics
Atrium Health, Tepper Sports and Entertainment, Honeywell and the Charlotte Motor Speedway are working together to provide a million doses of the vaccine by July 4th.
Mass vaccination clinics are happening at Bank of America Stadium, at 800 S. Mint Street in Charlotte, on the following dates:
- Dose 1 Tuesday, March 9, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Dose 2 Tuesday, March 30 to Thursday, April 1
There’s no cost to you to get the vaccine but appointments are required.
For more information, click here.
Rowan County Health Department is actively vaccinating individuals who fall within Group 1, 2, 3, and 4 (adults with one or more high risk conditions). The county is also now providing vaccination assistance to those who are homebound.
After weeks of distributing the vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis, the county moved to the appointment model as of Monday, Jan. 25.
The county will open appointment slots on Mondays at 10 a.m. each week for Wednesday vaccine clinics. In February, Rowan County Public Health will host second-COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
To make an appointment, visit the First Dose Clinics webpage here.
The location for first and second vaccination doses is at West End Plaza: 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W in Salisbury.
Please tune into 88.7 FM while onsite or text RoCoPod to 888777 for clinic updates and traffic information.
Eligibility for patients receiving first doses:
- Please bring a form of ID and your insurance card or a copy front/back (if you have one).
- Please complete the Vaccination Registration Form (PDF) in advance if you are able to help speed up the process.
- The vaccine is free, but we will file insurance for the administrative cost. There is no cost to you regardless of insurance.
Eligibility for patients receiving second doses:
- Individuals need to bring their insurance cards as we will bill for the administrative costs. Vaccines are still provided at no cost to individuals.
- For this clinic, citizens will be checked against a list we receive from the CVMS (COVID19 Vaccine Management System) from the state specific to the first doses that Rowan County Public Health gave out. At this time, the county is not able to provide a second dose for a person who did not receive their first dose from Rowan County Public Health.
- The county says they cannot provide a first dose for anyone coming through the clinic. You will be turned away if you arrive and it is not your time to receive a second dose.
If you are due for your second vaccination this week, you should have received a phone call from the COVID Information Line (980-432-1800) and/or an email from the county (email@example.com) with the subject line: RoCo COVID Info, on Friday evening (Jan. 29).
Click here for clinic dates
Click here for FAQ on the second vaccine dose
Rowan County Public Health and Rowan County Emergency Service are partnering once again by offering COVID-19 vaccines in-home to qualifying homebound individuals. The purpose of this service is to reach underserved and vulnerable populations within Rowan County that cannot attend a COVID-19 vaccination clinic due to their homebound status, but are still at a higher risk for exposure and poor health outcomes due to COVID-19.
This service is for anyone who cannot physically leave their home and is not intended as a service for an individual who does not have a reliable mode of transportation or no transportation at all.
To qualify for this service, an individual must fall under ALL the following eligibility guidelines:
- You are a Rowan County resident
- You are considered being Homebound by Medicare(please see the definition below)
- You are willing to certify that you are homebound and it is not that you do not have a reliable mode of transportation or no transportation at all that would allow you to attend a drive-thru vaccine clinic
Individuals may or may not be on Medicare, but must meet the definition of “Homebound by Medicare,” which includes having a condition such that leaving his or her home is medically contraindicated, there must exists a normal inability to leave home, and leaving home must require a considerable and taxing effort.
To get more information and to see if you qualify for this service, please contact 980-432-1800; Option 1 and let the Call Center staff know that you are interested in Homebound COVID-19 Vaccine Service.
Rowan County Health Department currently provides the Moderna vaccine, which requires a second dose 28 days or later after the first dose. The date listed on the vaccine card an individual receives when they get their first dose is the first date a person may be eligible, but may not be the date we hold the vaccination clinic depending on a number of factors.
There is a window of opportunity after the 28 days for you to receive your second vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. Rowan County Public Health strives to give second doses as soon as possible after the 28-day window.
Salisbury VA Health Care System will begin COVID-19 vaccinations with the Janssen vaccine Monday, March 8, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.
North Carolina is currently in Group 3 of North Carolina’s vaccine rollout plan, which includes adults 65 years or older, healthcare workers, childcare and preK-12 school workers
Residents are asked to fill out this form to determine if they’re eligible and if so, to make an appointment.
First Dose Vaccines will be available for North Carolina residents in Groups 1,2 and 3 at the Agriculture Extension Center (661 Vale Road above Ingles in Newland). Appointments can be made by calling 828-733-8273.
Residents are asked to bring an insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to the upper arm. Masks are required. If you have a bleeding disorder, you’re asked to please contact your physician for written documentation to receive the vaccine.
For questions concerning the vaccine in Avery County please call 828-733-8273.
Anson County residents age 65 and over and healthcare workers may schedule an appointment to receive the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
The Anson County Health Department will be distributing a registration and health questionnaire within the county. After completing the form, residents are asked to return it to the Anson County Health Department by:
- Mail: PO Box 473 Wadesboro NC 28170
- Fax it to 704-694-9067
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or by the drop box located at the front entrance of the department located at 110 Ashe Street, Wadesboro NC 28170.
After the form is returned, residents will be listed for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and called by the phone number they provided. The Anson County Health Department is located at: 110 Ashe Street Wadesboro, NC 28170. For more information call the Health Department at 704-694-5188 and press 1.
Burke County health leaders are working to vaccinate those that fall into Groups 1, 2 and 3.
Please call 828-358-4454 to schedule your appointment. Click here for information regarding the groups.
Cabarrus Health Alliance’s COVID-19 staff are actively vaccinating individuals who fall within Groups 1, 2 and 3.
CHA is transitioning to a new scheduling system, Novel Health, for all COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The system requires users to setup an account, which will allow residents to schedule appointments online. It will also let residents book second dose appointments.
“Do not schedule your second dose until you have received your first dose with CHA,” health leaders say.
All future clinics will be by appointment only. “Any person without an appointment will be turned away and asked to make an appointment,” CHA says.
Before you come, you’re asked to:
- Print and bring your completed registration form with you. (Registration form in Spanish)
- Bring a copy of your insurance card (front and back).
- Bring proof of ID that qualifies you as being in Group 1 or proof of date of birth for Group 2.
Second Dose Appointment Scheduling
CHA opened second dose appointments on Monday, January 18, 2021. Individuals who have already received their first dose, were given a ‘COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card’. The date on the back of that card is NOT an appointment, it is the first day the patient is eligible to receive their second dose:
- Pfizer second dose can be administered as early as 21 days after the first dose
- Moderna second dose can be administered as early as 28 days after the first dose
Frontline essential workers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Caldwell County, expanding eligibility to include Groups 1, 2 an 3.
The health department is currently keeping a list of people who wish to be vaccinated. To be added to the list, call (828) 426-8486 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You can sign up any time at vaccine.caldwellcountync.org.
The CDC defines frontline essential workers as first responders (e.g., firefighters and police officers), corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as child care workers. Visit findmygroup.nc.gov to help you determine which group you are in.
Catawba County is currently vaccinating those in Group 3 and is opening appointments to those eligible in Group 4 on March 17. Appointments can be made online through www.CatawbaVaccine.org. No appointments will be made by phone.
Those seeking appointments online will answer a few questions to determine their eligibility before providing their contact information. When an appointment becomes available, they will be contacted by a scheduler to coordinate their appointment date and time. Residents without internet access may call the COVID-19 Referral Line at 828-282-2002, where a referral specialist can assist with completing the online appointment request form.
Due to limited vaccine supply and anticipated high demand for vaccination appointments, residents who request appointments through www.CatawbaVaccine.org should expect to wait a few weeks before appointments become available.
Vaccination of healthcare workers, individuals age 65 and over, and frontline essential workers will continue, and Catawba County’s vaccination providers will honor appointments already made for people in these groups. Additional members of Group 4 (essential workers not already vaccinated) will become eligible on April 7, according to the state.
“We recommend that all eligible individuals get vaccinated, no matter which vaccine is offered,” said Catawba County Health Director Jennifer McCracken. “COVID-19 can cause mild symptoms in some individuals, while others experience severe illness that can cause hospitalization and death. Because more than half of the adults in our community are affected by at least one chronic condition, tens of thousands of our county’s residents are at increased risk of complications from COVID. Every vaccination that is administered represents one fewer person who is at risk of experiencing severe illness or death from COVID-19 or of spreading it to someone more vulnerable.”
For more information about COVID-19 and vaccinations, visit www.CatawbaCountyNC.gov and click on the COVID-19 information page or call the COVID-19 Referral Line at 828-282-2002.
Vaccinations will continue to be provided based on vaccine availability and in partnership with both Catawba Valley Health System and Frye Regional Medical Center.
Anyone unsure of which eligibility group they are in can use the state’s Find My Vaccine Group tool at www.findmygroup.nc.gov to determine if they are part of Group 3.
Gaston County continues to schedule appointments for 65-and-older residents, teachers, healthcare and daycare workers that have pre-registered at GastonSaves.com/covid19vaccine. Those residents in Groups 1 and 2 who have not yet received an appointment can email email@example.com or call 704-866-3170 and leave a message that a call center volunteer will return.
Essential workers, those in Group 4 and anyone in Groups 1 and 2 who have not yet registered to receive a vaccine can pre-register for an appointment spot at GastonSaves.com/covid19vaccine. Those on the pre-registration list are then sent an email with a link to an appointment scheduler when their turn in line comes.
Gaston County continues its progress in getting residents vaccinated, and is excited to announce that Gaston Emergency Medical Services is getting 1,200 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those doses will allow GEMS personnel to target individuals who have significant barriers to getting the COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic, including the homeless, homebound seniors and other marginalized populations.
Vaccination clinics continue to be by appointment only.
The Cleveland County Health Department is vaccinating those in Group 1 (Healthcare and Long Term Care Staff and Residents), Group 2 (65 and older) and Group 3 (Frontline Essential Workers).
The county will be holding several clinics. Click here for details.
Residents may also complete the Cleveland County Health Department’s COVID vaccine registration form available here. A health department representative will then call to schedule an appointment.
Beginning March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk and people who live in additional congregate settings will be eligible for vaccination. The rest of Group 4, which includes other essential workers, will become eligible April 7.
For the week of March 22, the health department is scheduled to receive 600 first doses and Peoples Drug Store is scheduled to receive 200 first doses.
If you are eligible for a vaccination, call the vaccine hotline at 828-352-7724 or visit www.alexandercountync.gov/covid to submit your contact information so an appointment can be scheduled.
In addition, Peoples Drug Store is hosting a mass vaccination clinic with more than 1,000 first doses on Saturday, March 20 at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. If you are eligible, call (828) 632-2271 to schedule your appointment.
Iredell Health System is vaccinating select individuals eligible under North Carolina’s eligibility requirements, which includes Groups 1, 2 and 3. Appointments are required to ensure the correct number of vaccinations are prepared.
“Before scheduling your appointment, we encourage you to review the user guide for the scheduling platform we are using. Becoming familiar with the steps in the guide will help to ensure an easier booking process,” county health leaders say. To view the guide, please click here.
IMPORTANT: You must either be a healthcare worker, be at least 65, or be a frontline essential worker. Appointments are required. Anyone booking an appointment who does not meet this eligibility criteria will have their appointment canceled.
The Lincoln County Health Department will offer open scheduling for first dose COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in Groups 1-3 (Priority Groups) .
The vaccines will be available at the Health Department located at 200 Gamble Dr., Lincolnton, NC. Click here to schedule an appointment.
As vaccine supply continues to remain low, there will be a limited number of appointments made available.
Union County Public Health is following the plan and guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), which includes vaccine eligibility for those in Groups 1, 2 and 3.
Union County Public Health cannot make recommendations on whether an individual should receive the COVID-19 vaccines based on medical condition(s). Please consult with your primary care doctor on whether you should receive the COVID-19 vaccines.
Click here for information on scheduling an appointment.
County leaders say residents may not make a vaccination appointment if:
- You have taken passive antibody therapy in the past 90 days
- Have had ANY other vaccine in the past 14 days
- You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days
- You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including but not limited to (fever, loss of taste, loss of smell, body aches, etc.)
- You are quarantining due to contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
Those in Groups 1, 2 and 3 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Richmond County.
To schedule a vaccination appointment, call (910) 417-3030 to schedule an appointment. Please be prepared to leave a voicemail message with your name, date of birth, email address and a phone number where you can be reached.
A representative of the hospital or health department will call you back within five business days to schedule the appointment as long as vaccine supplies last.
County officials say residents should be prepared to wait for up to 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine to be monitored for any potential side effects.
Stanly County Health Department is now administering vaccines for eligible residents.
To register for a vaccination, residents may call Stanly County’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 980-323-0205. The hotline will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during the week. Click here for appointment locations.
Residents will be asked to provide the following information:
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Email address
- Employer, if applicable
- Job description
Stanly County Health Department is following guidance from the state for vaccine distribution. The Stanly County Health Department says it will be notifying the public when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to them during each phase.
AppHealthCare launched a COVID-19 vaccine interest form for anyone interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone can fill out the form regardless of which phase they will fit into.
The interest form will provide basic information about someone in order to determine which phase they will fall in. If someone is eligible for the vaccine in the current phase and has provided a valid email and phone number, they will receive a link to schedule an appointment. If someone is eligible for the vaccine outside the current phase, their information will be collected and will receive notification when it is their turn to get the vaccine. The information someone provides will be kept private and secure. Health officials say they will not ask for any personal information like credit cards, passwords, social security numbers, etc.
The form can be found here.
Watauga County Schools superintendent announced that all WCS employees were be able to receive their first Moderna vaccine at an event on February 24.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced that the state was expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those in Phase 1b starting Monday, March 8.
Phase 1b includes teachers and school support staff, as well as many other frontline essential workers. But it also includes many people not originally categorized under Phase 1b.
This phase of the rollout now includes everyone aged 55 and older, as well as those 16 to 64 who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease and people who are at increased risk of COVID because of settings where they live or work in close contact with others.
People must give proof of their eligibility to get the vaccine. To do that, DHEC said people can show an ID with their age or workplace listed, or by verifying their high-risk medical condition. Any South Carolinian age 70 or older can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. This group started in South Carolina Wednesday, Jan. 13.
On February 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, could begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
You can find out about appointments here.
Individuals eligible to receive the vaccine can schedule an appointment, which currently includes several major hospitals, seven DHEC sites, a DHEC mobile clinic and 12 doctor’s cares locations.
Health officials say steps to expedite access to additional South Carolinians – including teachers and others in Phase 1b – will be made based on the use of the vaccine, the number of appointments made, and other information on vaccine supply.
For questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to help support people searching for vaccine provider information, call 1-866-365-8110.
Individuals can also call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 for assistance with scheduling an appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine scheduling is now available for individuals 70 years and older at MUSC Health–Lancaster division.
Effective Tues. Jan 12, vaccine administration scheduling is now available for the following categories of individuals and those who are 70+.
- Healthcare workers providing direct medical care in any setting
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
- Workers exposed to bodily fluids: autopsy team, embalmers, coroners, funeral home, laboratory
- Anyone 70 years and older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions
To make an appointment, please go to www.muschealth.org/vaccine-scheduling
At this point, you will be asked questions to ensure you can proceed with scheduling. As you proceed to schedule, sign in as a GUEST, even if you have a MyChart account.
Once you are in the link, you may choose among the locations closest to you to schedule your date and time.
When presenting for your vaccine appointment, you will be required to show identification that you fall into one of the afore mentioned sectors.
Please know changes and updates are fluid. As information updates, our social media pages will be updated as well.
A phone number is also being developed for those who may not have access to the internet. When that number is available, you will be notified. In the interim, individuals may also call the DHEC Care Line at 855-472-3432.
All vaccine locations are appointment only and under Phase 1A.
- 800 West Meeting St Lancaster, SC 29720
Schedule an appointment here.
- 1101 Highway 9 Bypass W Lancaster, SC 29720
Schedule an appointment here.
- 8360 Charlotte Hwy Indian Land, SC 29707
Schedule an appointment here.
A community vaccination clinic is now open in Rock Hill.
The clinic, led by Rock Hill in cooperation with SC DHEC and Piedmont Medical Center, is located at the Galleria Mall at 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd in Rock Hill. It is in the space formerly occupied by Home South and Goody’s. Operating hours will be Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. The clinic opened January 22.
Click here sign up.
Appointments are required and will follow the guidelines for phased eligibility outlined by DHEC, with availability dependent upon the number of doses received each week from DHEC. Appointments for second doses will be made at the time the first shot is given.
Appointments will be filled weekly based on the number of vaccine doses available. When no additional appointments are available, patients will be told to check back online to schedule appointments as they become available.
The clinic was closed Feb. 11 because of a limited supply of doses, but will reopen Feb. 12.
Dozens of volunteers are needed daily to assist with a variety of tasks including registration, data entry, and answering phones to make appointments and answer questions. Medical professionals are also needed to administer shots and observe patients following their inoculation.
Volunteer shifts are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
The county has several other vaccination locations. All are by appointment only and vaccinating those in Phase 1A.
- 158 Hwy 274 Lake Wylie, SC 29710
- 928 Gold Hill Rd Fort Mill, SC 29708
- 2186 Cherry Rd Rock Hill, SC 29732 (Suite 101)
- 1735 Heckle Blvd Rock Hill, SC 29732
Schedule an appointment at Publix here.
- 500 N Dobys Bridge Rd Fort Mill, SC 29715
Schedule an appointment at Walmart by calling 803-228-6130.
Rock Hill Health Department:
- 1070 Heckle Blvd Rock Hill, SC 29732
Get more information by calling 1-855-472-3432.
- 2000 Celanese Rd Rock Hill, SC 29732
Schedule an appointment at Walgreens here.
- 2174 Cherry Rd Rock Hill, SC 29732
Schedule an appointment at Doctor’s Care here.
The county only has one location at the MUSC Chester hospital. It is by appointment only and for Phase 1A.
- 1 Medical Park Drive Chester, SC 29706
Schedule an appointment here.
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