February 15, 2021 9:59 AM
Public Health Announces New Vaccine Appointments & New Appointment Waitlist
Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) has additional first dose appointments available beginning Feb. 22 - March 9. Also, a formal online waitlist for COVID-19 vaccination appointments is now available.
On Feb.10, the State established a timeline for Group 3 frontline workers becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As vaccine supply is currently limited, MCPH will continue to follow State guidelines and gradually move into Group 3 vaccine distribution focusing available resources on remaining Groups 1 and 2 and Group 3 pre-K through 12th grade educators, school staff, and childcare providers.
Group 1, healthcare workers with current in-person patient contact and long-term care staff and residents; and Group 2 (residents 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation) are encouraged to continue making appointments at any available times.
Group 3 pre-K through 12th grade educators, school staff, and childcare providers are only eligible for appointments between the dates of Feb. 24 and March 9, 2021. They can begin scheduling these appointment dates on Friday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m.
Eligible Group 3 recipients will include staff in childcare centers and homes, head start programs, preschool and pre-k programs, traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools. This includes teachers, custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and any other staff working in those schools.
More information about appointment availability for the rest of Group 3 will be released before March 10, 2021. MCPH will continue to provide updates at //mecknc.gov/COVID-19.
Group 1 and 2 members and eligible education and childcare workers in Group 3, may make a first dose appointment online at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/83g1hcpv/. Please read the appointment instructions carefully.
Phone appointments may be made by calling 980-314-9400 and selecting Option 3. If you leave a message, we will attempt to return your call within 24-48 business hours.
MCPH COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being held at held at Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205. Appointments are required for all eligible recipients.
Mecklenburg County residents who need assistance with transportation to vaccine appointments can contact the Mecklenburg Transportation System at: 980-314-7600.
Additionally, a formal online waitlist for COVID-19 vaccination appointments will launch Friday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m. The wait list is intended for individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine but have not been able to secure an appointment and for individuals in Groups 3 and 4 who would like to receive the vaccine when these groups become eligible. The waitlist will be accessible online at: mecknc.gov/COVID-19.
Atrium Health and Novant Health are offering vaccines to patients by appointment. For more information about appointment times and eligibility visit:
Atrium Health: https://atriumhealth.org/about-us/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine
Novant Health: GetVaccinated.org
More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.