CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mecklenburg County announced that all vaccination appointments are full through April 12 at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
The county says the health department will open new appointments each Wednesday, starting at 8:30 a.m. that will be for appointments the following week.
Right now, adults age 16 and older can now make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine in Mecklenburg County.
Those in Groups 1 through 5, including all adults, can sign up for a vaccine appointment.
Residents in Group 5, anyone age 16 and older, will be able to sign up for appointments on or after April 7. Those in Group 4 will be able to make their vaccine appointment for Wednesday or after.
Mecklenburg County said the appointment system was experiencing technical difficulties Tuesday morning. Residents are encouraged to continue trying to schedule an appointment.
All groups can make appointments according to their eligibility:
- Group 1: Healthcare workers currently working in-person, and long-term care staff and residents.
- Group 2: Anyone 65 years of age or older.
- Group 3: Frontline essential workers who are required to be on-site for work.
- Group 4: Residents with a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness and people who live in certain congregate settings. - The remainder of Group 4, including additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings, is eligible to book appointments beginning March 31.
- Group 5: All adults are eligibile to book appointments beginning April 7.
Mecklenburg County Public Health is following North Carolina’s Vaccine Distribution Plan and vaccinating residents by appointment. No walk-ins are accepted.
Find your vaccine group here.
Click here to schedule your appointment online, or schedule by phone at 980-314-9400 (option 3 for English and option 8 for Spanish).
If appointments fill up, residents can be added to the waitlist.
Residents living home-bound due to a physical or mental disability and who are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic can request to receive the vaccine at their home. Residents meeting the eligibility will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as supply becomes available.
Click here to fill out the home-based vaccination request form
Mecklenburg County did not release the exact number of appointments that will open Tuesday.
Starting on Wednesday, March 31, thousands more will be eligible as part of Group 4 becomes prioritized in North Carolina. Right now, there aren’t enough appointments available for everyone who wants a vaccination.
Vaccine providers say it takes a lot of luck and persistence to get a vaccine appointment. The Vaccine Team is on your side talking to providers about the best tips and tricks to get an appointment.
StarMed partnered with Mecklenburg County to help administer the county’s doses to more people. They have a vaccination clinic starting on Thursday where thousands of people will get vaccinated. Those appointments filled up in just a few hours.
CVS, Walgreens and some Harris Teeter locations are administering vaccinations through either state or county partnerships.
Several smaller pharmacies in Mecklenburg County are vaccinating as well with supply given to them from Mecklenburg County.
CVS, Walgreens and Harris Teeter do not have formal waitlists but you can pre-register for the vaccines on their websites.