On Tuesday, Jan.19, Guilford County health officials announced a round of coronavirus vaccinations – the thing that has by far been the most popular ticket in town since the county began those vaccinations to the general public earlier this month.

Registration for the next  COVID-19 vaccination appointments – open to those who are 65 years old or older –  will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 20.  As everyone probably knows, it’s important to get in early on the action because vaccination appointments go like hotcakes as soon as they’re available.

Appointments can be scheduled online at  www.healthyguilford.com or by phone by dialing 336-641-7944 and then pushing Option 2. 

The phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until all appointment slots have been filled.

The people eligible to make appointments in this round are “community members” who meet the age requirement.  Only those who’ve scheduled an appointment and received a confirmation from the county should show up at the testing sites.  Walk-ins aren’t accepted.

The Guilford County Division of Public health is instructing all healthcare workers – who are also currently eligible for vaccinations – to check with their employers to schedule an appointment, since the process for employers is separate from this offering.

If you are lucky enough to get an appointment, COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being held at the following locations:

  • Mount Zion Baptist Church at 1301 Alamance Church Road in Greensboro
  • High Point University Community Center at Oak Hollow Mall at 921 Eastchester Dr. in Suite 1230 in High Point
  • The Greensboro Coliseum at 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro

Guilford County officials are encouraging everyone who’s not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine – along with anyone who just wants to receive general information regarding vaccine appointments and availability in Guilford County – to subscribe to updates through a new text message opt-in system.  Anyone who knows how to text can join by texting GC19 to 888777.