Today, Wayne County was one of the first health departments in North Carolina to begin vaccinating Phase 1B Group 1 individuals. Due to the overwhelming demand for the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 75 and older, they have revised the process to streamline registration. Starting tomorrow, the County will open a COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Hotline, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 919-705-1800.
The currently scheduled in-person registration events at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center and Carver Cultural Center Gymnasium are canceled, and individuals will need to call the hotline to register for an appointment.
Call takers will complete the registration paperwork that is required by the state, and will schedule an appointment if one is available. If all appointment slots have been filled, residents will be placed on a waiting list until we receive more doses of the vaccine.
Keep in mind, supplies of the vaccine are limited and they are unable to vaccinate everyone at one time. They ask everyone to be patient if you are placed on the waiting list and call takers will call you back to schedule an appointment as soon as more doses arrive.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.waynegov.com/vaccine