Mecklenburg County opens more COVID-19 vaccine appointments, including for teachers

Educators, school staff and childcare providers can begin making COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Mecklenburg County opens more vaccine appointments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mecklenburg County Public Health has opened up more first dose appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12, reservations will be accepted for vaccine appointments for select groups.

Group 3 pre-K through 12th grade educators, school staff, and childcare providers are eligible for appointments between Feb. 24 and March 9. They can begin scheduling these appointments at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School leaders are providing and update on district plans now. Watch live:

To make an appointment, call 980-314-9400 and select option 3. County officials say those who leave a message should expect a call back within 24-48 business hours.

Group 1, healthcare workers with current in-person patient contact and long-term care staff and residents, and Group 2, residents 65 years or older, are encouraged to continue making appointments at any available times.

Mecklenburg County Public Health vaccine clinics are being held at Bojangles Coliseum, located at 2700 East Independence Boulevard in Charlotte. Appointments are required. Those who need transportation assistance can contact the Mecklenburg Transportation System at 980-314-7600.

“As vaccine supply is currently limited, MCPH will continue to follow State guidelines and gradually move into Group 3 vaccine distribution focusing available resources on remaining Groups 1 and 2 and Group 3 pre-K through 12th grade educators, school staff, and childcare providers,” county officials say.

Group 1, healthcare workers with current in-person patient contact and long-term care staff and residents; and Group 2 (residents 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation) are encouraged to continue making appointments at any available times.

More information about appointment availability for rest of Group 3 will be released before March 10. Updates will be posted online at mecknc.gov/COVID-19.

An online waitlist will also launch at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12. The wait list is intended for those who are eligible to receive the vaccine but have not been able to secure an appointment and for individuals in Groups 3 and 4 who would like to receive the vaccine when these groups become eligible. The waitlist will be accessible online at: mecknc.gov/COVID-19.

Atrium Health and Novant Health are offering vaccines to patients by appointment. For more information about appointment times and eligibility visit:

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