Public Health expands partnership to provide more COVID-19 vaccine in Mecklenburg Co.

Public Health is expanding its partnership with a local health provider to give more COVID-19...
Public Health is expanding its partnership with a local health provider to give more COVID-19 vaccine in Mecklenburg County.(Mecklenburg County Public Health)
Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 11:52 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Public Health is expanding its partnership with a local health provider to give more COVID-19 vaccine in Mecklenburg County.

Additional first dose appointments are now available through Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) for appointment dates March 10-31. Groups 1, 2 and 3 are eligible for these appointments at this time.

Public Health is expanding its partnership with StarMed Healthcare to provide first doses at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Individuals 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.

MCPH continues to encourage everyone to make only one vaccine appointment. If you secure multiple appointments, please cancel any appointments you will not attend so that another eligible individual may use that appointment.

To cancel appointments made at MCPH clinics or for additional questions, call the the MCPH COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400 (Option 3 for English and Option 8 for Spanish).

If you need transportation to your vaccination appointment, contact the Mecklenburg County Transportation System at 980-314-7600.

The Mecklenburg County Vaccination Plan aligns with current Federal and State recommendations and follows current guidelines. Because vaccine supplies are currently limited, vaccine distribution is being rolled out in Groups.

Groups currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine include:

  • Group 1: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities); and
  • Group 2: Anyone 65 years or older regardless of health status or living situation; and
  • Group 3:  Frontline essential workers who are required to be on-site for work:

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.

Mecklenburg County vaccine providers are administering three COVID-19 vaccines that have been issued Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer-BioNTech.

These COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone at no cost to the person receiving the vaccine, no matter whether you have health insurance.

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