covid_19

County Vaccinates 1,072 People at Crown

by Sally Shutt | Jan 15, 2021
Another clinic will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health vaccinated 1,072 people today at its COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic held at the Crown Complex. The department is offering the coronavirus vaccine to people ages 65 and older and all healthcare workers who have in-person patient contact.

The next vaccination clinic will be held at the Crown Expo Center on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals should come prepared to wait and bring food, water, and any scheduled medications. Visit the County’s vaccine website for additional instructions.

“We are fortunate to have a facility like the Crown Expo Center where we can conduct a drive-thru clinic inside,” said Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green. “We were able to ramp up our staffing today and extend our hours, which allowed us to vaccinate more than 1,000 people.”

The Health Department has scheduled clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Crown Complex and will hold another clinic on Saturday, Jan. 23.

For more information, visit the County’s vaccination page at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine or call (910) 678-7657 weekdays.