First, it was Gov. Roy Cooper and now it’s the woman heading up the state’s effort against the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.
Cooper stopped in on Guilford County a couple of weeks ago to observe a vaccination clinic at a Greensboro church, and, on Monday, March 15, Cohen will also come to town for a similar purpose.
The governor toured Mt. Zion Baptist Church and observed that site’s vaccination efforts, while Cohen will tour the just-opened federally supported vaccine megasite at Four Season’s Town Center in Greensboro.
In early February, both Cooper and Cohen got an invitation to come to Guilford County from Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston. Alston was trying to, in part, call attention to the dramatic need for more vaccine doses in Guilford County. The plan seemed to work since Greensboro was chosen for the giant federal vaccination operation and now another high-ranking state decision maker will be here next week.
Cohen will be at the site at 410 Four Seasons Town Centre at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. It’s not known how long she’ll be there, however, when Cooper came, his visit lasted about an hour.
The secretary – who’s also a medical doctor – will tour the site that’s a collaboration between NCDHHS, Guilford County and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety – including the Division of Emergency Management and the North Carolina National Guard. The COVID-19 vaccination site at Four Seasons mall will be in operation for the next eight weeks, offering both drive-thru and walk-in service.
Vaccinations at this location are available by appointment only. To request a slot, you can visit the website www.GSOmassvax.org or call 888-657-4567.