There’s some very good news for Guilford County residents who are 75 years of age and older.
Starting on Monday, Jan. 11, they’ll be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
The Guilford County Division of Public Health made the announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 5, after the first round of vaccine recipients – nursing home occupants and select medical staff – had gotten the shots meant to prevent them from getting the disease.
On Monday, vaccinations will be available to “Phase 1B adults” – those 75 years or above, regardless of their health status or living situation.
Those eligible can make an appointment to get vaccinated by calling 336-641-7944 and selecting Option 2 on the phone tree. The county will begin taking those calls on Friday, Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. A call to that number Tuesday evening only got the caller a tone indicating the line was not open yet.
In addition to those who are 75 or older, those who qualify for “Phase 1A” can still be vaccinated. The county stated that anyone in that category “should check in with their employers on how to receive a vaccination.”
The locations for vaccines are as follows:
In Greensboro, the sites are the Greensboro Coliseum Complex at 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. and Mount Zion Baptist Church at 1301 Alamance Church Road.
In High Point, shots will be given at High Point University Community Center at Oak Hollow Mall at 921 Eastchester Drive in Suite 1230.
Appointments are required at all the sites and county health officials are stressing that no walk-ins will be accepted.
Participants are asked to please wear a face covering when coming to the vaccination sites.
For additional information on the planned vaccine phases, you can visit www.healthyguilford.com and click on the “COVID-19 Vaccine Info” rectangle.