The next step in North Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccination plan is to get vaccines to North Carolinians ages 75 and older.
Referred to as Phase 1b, this next step will begin at each county’s discretion once they have finished Phase 1a, which includes vaccinating healthcare workers working with COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers administering the vaccine and long-term care staff and residents.
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen has said that the state would begin moving into Phase 1b in early January. Phase 1b is divided into three groups so that people may be vaccinated as supplies become available.
The first group in Phase 1b will include anyone 75 years old and older regardless of health status or living situation. Phase 1b Group 2 will include health care workers and frontline essential workers ages 50 and older. Finally, Phase 1b Group 3 will include health care workers and frontline essential workers of any age.
On Jan. 14, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that people 65 and older will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
During the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Legislative Goals Conference, Cooper announced the state would be opening the criteria for people 65 and older on Thursday.
The criteria for people 65 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine is in addition to those who are 75 and older.
During the conference, Cooper asked local leaders to encourage health departments to use all vaccines that are allotted to them.
FOX8 is working to get information regarding any counties not yet listed; bookmark this page for updates.
- STATUS: Appointments available.
- GROUP: The Alamance County Health Department is vaccinating those in Phase 1b, Group 1, adults 75 and over and any first responders and health care workers who were unable to get vaccinated during Phase 1a.
- CONTACT: Call (336) 290-0650 to schedule a vaccination appointment. Call takers will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Appointments are scheduled according to vaccine supply.
- CLINIC(S): Vaccinations are administered at the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) located at 2550 Buckingham Road in Burlington.
- MORE INFO: Updated vaccination information will be available at www.alamance-nc.com.
- STATUS: Not taking appointments at this time. We will start scheduling appointments for this clinic on Friday, 1/22/21, at 10:00 am.
- GROUP: Davidson County Health Department is vaccinating people 65 and older, as well as frontline essential workers and health workers.
- CONTACT: You can register online at the DCHD website or by calling (336) 236-3096.
- CLINIC(S): We will host a clinic on Monday, 1/25/21, at the Davidson-Davie Community College.
- MORE INFO: For more information, visit the Davidson County website.
- STATUS: First come, first served.
- GROUP: Davie County is vaccinating those in Phase 1b, Group 1, adults 65 and over. Announcements about who is eligible for each clinic will be provided at the Davie County website or by calling (336) 753-6540 after 3 p.m. on Mondays.
- CLINIC(S): The vaccine clinic Friday, Jan. 22 will be a 1st dose clinic for frontline healthcare workers and for individuals over the age of 65. The clinic is open Fridays, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m. at Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive. First time recipients are encouraged to complete the vaccine paperwork that is available online at the Davie County website. Individuals who are unable to complete prior to arriving can obtain paperwork at the clinic site
- MORE INFO: For more information, visit the Davie County department of health website or call (336) 753-6540 after 3 PM on Mondays.
- STATUS: Beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, Public Health will resume accepting appointments for dates Jan. 24 through 26. There are 2,700 appointment slots available.
- GROUP: Forsyth County Public Health is vaccinating people ages 65 and older.
- CONTACT: To schedule an appointment, visit Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine, Forsyth County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment website. Public Health is not currently accepting calls to the appointment phone line. When the phone line is re-opened, you may (336) 703-2081 to schedule an appointment. The line will open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- MORE INFO: For more information, visit the Forsyth County website.
- STATUS: All appointment slots taken.
- GROUP: Guilford County is vaccinating people ages 65 and older.
- CONTACT: The County now offers online appointment scheduling to help expedite the scheduling process. Members of the community can schedule appointments by going to www.healthyguilford.com or calling (336) 641-7944 (Option 2) from 8 am to 5 p.m., until all appointment slots have been filled.
- Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
- High Point University Community Center at Oak Hollow Mall, 921 Eastchester Drive, Suite 1230, High Point, NC 27262
- Greensboro Coliseum 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403
- MORE INFO: www.healthyguilford.com
- STATUS: Randolph County Public Health has a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22.
- GROUP: Randolph County is vaccinating Group 1, including all healthcare workers, and Group 2, including individuals 65 years of age and older.
- CONTACT: Call (336) 365-6110 to make a reservation.
- MORE INFO: For up-to-date information regarding the status of the vaccine supply please visit our Facebook page or this page.
- STATUS: Rockingham County will open its COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline and online appointment system at noon, Friday, Jan. 22nd, for citizens 65 years of age and older.
- GROUP: Citizens 65 years of age and older.
- CONTACT: Those 65 and older may schedule a vaccine appointment by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at (336) 394-0064 or by visiting www.co.rockingham.nc.us or www.rockinghamcountydhhs.org. After you receive your vaccine appointment, please remember to complete your COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form. You may find a copy of the form online at www.rockinghamcountydhhs.org or you may get a paper copy at the Governmental Center Check-In Booth (371 NC 65 in Wentworth) or at all Rockingham County Public Libraries.
- CLINIC(S): The Drive-Thru by Appointment COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28 has been canceled because of “insufficient weekly vaccine allocation from the state.”
- MORE INFO: For more information, visit www.rockinghamcountydhhs.org.
- STATUS: Rowan County to continue COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinics for Phase 1a and Phase 1b group 1 “as soon as possible.”
- GROUP: Everyone 65 years of age and older, regardless of health status or living situation, and any remaining healthcare workers or long-term care staff.
- CONTACT: Call (980) 432-1800
- CLINIC(S): See a list of drive-thru clinics on the Rowan County website.
- MORE INFO: Monitor the county website, social media pages and local media for changes and updates.
- STATUS: Appointments available.
- GROUP: We will not open up vaccines to the 65+ group until we are finished with the 75+ group.
- CONTACT: If you have already called or emailed your name is on the list. You will be receiving a call to let you know what time to come. Please be patient as we are overwhelmed and short-staffed at the moment. If you are wanting to be added to the list for the COVID vaccine please call 336-593-2400, then choose option 7. You will be asked to leave your name, phone number, and date of birth. You will get a call back to schedule an appointment. If you would rather email your information you can to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MORE INFO: For more information, visit the Stokes County website.
- STATUS: Taking names and scheduling appointments as they become available.
- GROUP: In our efforts to streamline a COVID-19 vaccination plan, we are asking that anyone who is interested in receiving the vaccine to please register online. Your contact information will be stored securely and will be used to schedule an appointment when the time arrives for you to receive your vaccine.
- CONTACT: Pre-register here or call 336-401-8400, choose option 8.
- CLINIC(S): Monday – Thursday 7:30 am-11:30 am and 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
- MORE INFO: Visit the Surry County website.
- STATUS: Taking names and scheduling appointments as they become available.
- GROUP: If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine, your first step will be to visit the Yadkin County health department website and fill out and submit the form. By filling out and submitting this form, the county will have the information we need to tell which phase you are in and how to contact you when it is your turn.
- CONTACT: Visit the Yadkin County health department website and fill out and submit the form.
- MORE INFO: For more information, visit the Yadkin County website.
North Carolina vaccination plan
Below is the full breakdown of phases in the state vaccination plan.
Phase 1A: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff and residents.
- Health care workers caring for and working directly with patients with COVID-19, including staff responsible for cleaning and maintenance in those areas
- Health care workers administering vaccine
- Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities and in adult, family and group homes.
Phase 1b: Adults 75 years or older and frontline essential workers.
There is not enough vaccine for everyone in this phase to be vaccinated at the same time. Vaccinations will be available to groups in the following order.
- Group 1: Anyone 75 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation
- Group 2: Health care workers and frontline essential workers 50 years or older
The CDC defines frontline essential workers as first responders (e.g., firefighters and police officers), corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as child care workers.
- Group 3: Health care workers and frontline essential workers of any age
Phase 2: Adults at high risk for exposure and at increased risk of severe illness.
Vaccinations will happen by group in the following order:
- Group 1: Anyone 65-74 years old, regardless of health status or living situation
- Group 2: Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
- Group 3: Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function.
- Group 4: Essential workers not yet vaccinated.
The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, and public safety (e.g., engineers), and public health workers.
Phase 3: Students
- College and university students
- K-12 students age 16 and over. Younger children will only be vaccinated when the vaccine is approved for them.
Phase 4: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination.
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