Open to all! Davidson County now offering vaccine appointments to anyone who meets age requirements

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County is now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for anyone, as long as they meet age requirements.

You must be 16 or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine and 18 or older to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Davidson County Health Specialist Janna Walker told FOX8 vaccine bookings are starting to slow down. She attributes it to more places being available to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

“We do have Walgreens helping, other local providers on board,” she said. “That’s taken some of the burden off of us.”

Davidson County health leaders have opened up slots to younger people to the vaccination appointments filled.

“Either we’ve met a demand in who is eligible or it’s time to keep moving forward,” she said.

After being open for more than 30 hours, all appointments for this week were booked. Davidson County will open scheduling again on March 29 at 10 a.m. For more information, click here.

“We do require an appointment for our vaccines,” Walker said. “We can get you pre-registered and we know that everybody that does come for an appointment has a vaccine.”

Vaccines will be given in parks and recreation building at the Davidson County Government West Campus, located at 555 W. Center St. Ext., Lexington.

Rockingham County is also offering vaccine appointments to anyone who meets age requirements. No current appointments are available but you can sign up to be on standby to receive a vaccine if an appointment opens up by clicking here.

State leaders expect to speed up the vaccinations as counties like Davidson and Rockingham offer vaccine appointments to all eligible adults.

“We do think that we will, well within the May 1 timeline that President Biden laid out, be able to open to all adults who are eligible to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Mandy Cohen, the NC Secretary of Health and Human Services. “We are seeing more supply each and every week.”

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