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How and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination in Forsyth County
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How and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination in Forsyth County

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is cautioning against deviating from the two dose regimen for the approved coronavirus vaccines, warning that delaying the second dose in an effort to speed vaccinations to more people could increase the number of potentially dangerous variants.

Adult North Carolinians in Groups One through Five are eligible for their first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only version approved for those ages 16 and older.

Local and staff health officials have said that because of a slowing in demand for first doses, there are appointments currently available.

Forsyth County Department of Public Health

Appointments can be set up with the health department at Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine or call (336) 360-5260. Currently, about two-thirds of available appointments are being reserved for online and one-third through the call center.

The department will begin offering the week of April 19 additional walk-up and same-day appointments, including expanding appointment times from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

The department asked callers to call one time, leave a message and wait for a call back. Staff will make two attempts to contact callers.

Some phone providers may display the call-center number as private. 

All appointments are at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds' Education building at 414 Deacon Blvd. Walk-ins are accepted during certain scheduled times.

Eligible individuals can go to www.co.forsyth.nc.us/covidupdate for more information.

People are asked to remain in their cars until 30 minutes before their appointments. 

Winston-Salem Transit Authority provides free transportation to the fairgrounds. Call (336) 727-2000 or (336) 727-2648 at least 24 hours before your appointment and ask for the vaccine transportation extension.

If it is a second-dose appointment, bring your vaccination card with you.

Novant Health

Appointments can be made through MyChart. You can also call 855-648-2248 or 877-9NOVANT.

Individuals not in the Novant network can create a MyChart account to make an appointment at novanthealth.org/home/coronavirus-resources

Novant is encouraging all adults to pre-register at www.getvaccinated.org.

Vaccination clinics: Novant is operating its appointment-only vaccination site at the former Sears department store at Hanes Mall. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

A temporary bus stop has been set up at the site.

Wake Forest Baptist

Wake Forest Baptist said appointments are available by calling 336-70-COVID, online through their myWakeHealth account and at https://bit.ly/3rXmm6V.

Individuals do not have to be in the myWakeHealth patient network to schedule an appointment, but they do have to create an account.

Patients will be updated about vaccinations through myWakeHealth and at www.wakehealth.edu/Coronavirus/Vaccine.

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University is serving as a vaccination site as part of the FEMA mass-vaccination effort in Greensboro.

The events are planned on Saturdays for low-income and marginalized individuals in the community.

About 600 doses will be given by appointment only each Saturday at the Anderson Center on the WSSU campus.

Community partners will select individuals for each round of appointments. If community members show up without an appointment, they will be asked to schedule one at a later date.

Walgreens, Harris Teeter and Publix

Walgreens stores have a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible adults in North Carolina.

The pharmacy chain lists stores that are taking vaccination appointments at www.walgreens.com.

Harris Teeter is rolling out vaccine at certain N.C. stores that have pharmacies. For more information, go to www.harristeeterpharmacy.com/rx/covid-eligibility.

Publix is providing the two-dose Moderna vaccine in its pharmacy at its N.C. grocery stores, including in Clemmons and Winston-Salem. For more information, go to www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/north-carolina.

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