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Cumberland County To Move Forward with Groups 4 & 5

Mar 26, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the rest of Group 4 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning March 31 and all remaining adults (Group 5) will be eligible beginning April 7. The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will not hold a vaccination clinic on April 2, which is Good Friday and a County holiday.


The Health Department continues to hold free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Crown Expo Center for eligible individuals in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. Individuals in Group 5 will be able to begin to schedule appointments next week.


The Health Department reports one Cumberland County resident has died of COVID-19 since March 19, bringing the total to 290 deaths. There have been 25,555 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic.


As of the most recent data taken from Feb. 28 – March 13, Cumberland County is in the Yellow Tier of the NC County Alert System, which indicates significant community spread. Beginning today, the NCDHHS will publish the COVID-19 dashboard Monday through Friday.


Cumberland County’s COVID-19 positive test rate is at 6.7%. The World Health Organization recommends a positive rate of 5%.


The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 15.1% of Cumberland County’s population is at least partially vaccinated and 10.8% is fully vaccinated.

There are 14 providers in Cumberland County offering vaccinations at 20 locations. Find your spot at

Vaccine Clinic Information

Cumberland County continues to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics to individuals in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. An online application form allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first dose and second dose of the vaccine. Second doses are automatically scheduled after the first dose is received.

Cumberland County is aware of a technical glitch that has caused individuals with scheduled second dose appointments on April 10 at 9 a.m.-11 a.m. to be cancelled. Individuals previously scheduled in this time block can attend their appointment during their originally scheduled timeslot. We are working to resend email and text appointment confirmations to these individuals.

The clinic schedule for next week follows:


  • Tuesday, March 30: Second doses; appointments only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. No standby lane.
  • Wednesday, March 31: First and second doses; appointments only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. No standby lane.
  • There will not be a vaccination clinic on Friday, April 2 due to the Good Friday holiday.


Visit to make an appointment. Call (910) 678-7657 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Cumberland County COVID-19 UPDATE 3/26/2021



# of cases


% of positive cases


# of deaths




Vaccination Data


Eligible Groups 1, 2, 3, 4


Doses administered to Cumberland County residents


1st dose administered through March 26

50,505 NOTE: represents different providers receiving vaccines through NCDHHS

2nd dose administered through March 26


1st dose percent of population vaccinated


2nd dose percent of population vaccinated






Cumberland County Health Department Vaccination Clinics for Week of March 29 – April 2

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crown Expo Center 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville

Tuesday, March 30

2nd Dose. By Appointment Only

Wednesday, March 31

1st and 2nd Doses. By Appointment Only for Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4