Last week, Governor Roy Cooper stopped by Guilford County to witness first-hand the county’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
While there will be no governor watching on this week, the county is planning another round of vaccinations. Once again, there are not enough vaccines to go around, but those seeking vaccinations this week can attempt to register starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16.
This week, the county has a total of 3,550 doses available for anyone 65 years or older.
County health officials are instructing people not to show up without an appointment and are also asking for patience since the demand for the allocation received from the NC Department of Health and Human Services “far exceeds” supply.
The county is getting allocations weekly, and more appointments will be available when additional vaccine doses are received from the state. Typically, the county’s phone lines are jammed from the moment they open up, and the online appointments go extremely fast as well.
Online appointments will be available for scheduling Tuesday morning at www.healthyguilford.com, while phone appointments will be available at 336-641-7944. (Callers should press option 2 when prompted.)
The county isn’t accepting walk-ins for either first or second shots.
The vaccinations will be distributed at the same sites the county has used in past weeks. One is Mount Zion Baptist Church – the site Governor Cooper visited last week – at 1301 Alamance Church Road in Greensboro. Shots will also be given at High Point University Community Center at Oak Hollow Mall at 921 Eastchester Dr. in Suite 1230, and at the Greensboro Coliseum at 1921 W. Gate City Blvd.
To stay informed on future appointment openings and other vaccination program details via text message updates, those interested can text GC19 to 888777. Spanish speakers can text GC19S to 888777 for those same updates in Spanish.
The go-to website for the latest information on the vaccination program, as well as other virus info, is www.healthyguilford.com.