NCDHHS preparing for “large-scale” vaccine events across the state

NCDHHS announces those 65 and older are eligible for vaccinations

RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - Officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services say they’re working with health systems, local health departments, and community health centers across the state to host large community vaccine events for people currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Officials expect more than 45,000 vaccines to be administered during these events.

“The state will continue to support our local health departments and hospitals to get shots in arms faster,” said NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen. “These partners were selected because they were able to rapidly increase the number of vaccines they could deliver as part of this effort.”

Here is the complete list provided by the NCDHHS (Edit: State health officials didn’t initially mention Brunswick County among the sites, but a Novant official later confirmed the county’s participation) :

  • Bertie County: Bertie County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Brunswick County: Brunswick County Health Department (Novant Brunswick/Dosher Memorial)
  • Buncombe County: Buncombe County Health Department in partnership with Western North Carolina Community Health Services, and Western Carolina Medical Society
  • Cabarrus County: Atrium Health
  • Camden County: Camden County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Chatham County: UNC Health
  • Chowan County: Chowan County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Currituck County: Currituck County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Durham County: Duke Health
  • Forsyth County: Forsyth County Department of Public Health
  • Gates County: Gates County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Guilford County: Cone Health
  • Henderson County: Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Henderson County Department of Public Health, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Pardee Hospital (UNC Health)
  • Hertford County: Hertford County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Johnston County: UNC Health
  • Madison County: Hot Springs Health Center, Madison County Health Department, Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Mecklenburg County: Atrium Health
  • Orange County: UNC Health
  • Pasquotank County: Pasquotank County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Perquimans County: Perquimans County Health Department (Albemarle Regional Health Services)
  • Pitt County: Vidant Health
  • Wake County: UNC REX Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and WakeMed in partnership with community-based physician practices, Advance Community Health, NeighborHealth and others

Some locations are providing the vaccine by appointment only. To learn more about the events, visit the websites of the providers listed above. Their websites can be found, listed by county, at

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available per the state’s rollout plan and free of charge, regardless of access to health insurance or legal status. As the vaccine rollout moves to next phases, those within earlier prioritization groups will remain eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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