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Hundreds of People Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

by Jared Thompson | Jan 08, 2021
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health vaccinated 500 people at its COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at the Crown Complex.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health vaccinated 500 people today at its COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at the Crown Complex. Within the first three hours, 200 vaccines were given to individuals in Phase 1a and Phase 1b, Group 1.

Individuals who received their first dose of the vaccine today are eligible to get their final dose as early as Jan. 29.

The next vaccination clinics at the Crown Expo Center for individuals in Phase 1a and Phase 1b, Group 1 are Tuesday, Jan. 12, Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Friday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, while supplies.

Individuals who are not part of Phase 1a or Phase 1b, Group 1, are not eligible to be vaccinated at this time. Phase 1a is for health care workers at high risk for exposure and staff and residents at long-term care facilities. Phase 1b, Group 1 is for people 75 years of age or older.

The COVID-19 vaccine is still limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the clinics next week. No appointments are necessary.

Anyone seeking the vaccine will be screened prior to entering the vaccination area. Vaccinations will be available in a drive-thru setting at the Crown Complex at the West VIP parking lot. A walk-in option will be available at the front of the building.

“This was our first mass vaccination clinic for the public, and we are pleased that things ran smoothly,” said Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green. “We will continue to fine-tune our operations as we expand our capacity moving forward into the other phases.”

Visitors should expect long lines and come prepared to wait. Visit the County’s vaccine website for additional instructions.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination phases on the County’s vaccination page at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine or call 910-433-3770.

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