Federally Supported Community Vaccination Center Coming To Greensboro

Federally Supported Community Vaccination Center Coming To Greensboro

5:01pm Feb 26, 2021
After receiving their vaccination people are monitored for up to 30 minutes before checking out from the Cone Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Special Events Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. Photograph courtesy of Cone Health.

The Biden administration is partnering with the state of North Carolina to host a major COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center (CVC) in Guilford County capable of administering roughly 21,000 doses per week.

The new site will be located at the Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro, and it will act as a hub for future satellite stations scattered throughout the region.

Guilford County Board of Commissioners Chairman Skip Alston was among the local officials who petitioned Governor Roy Cooper to host the center in Greensboro. He says many site considerations were taken into account, with a focus on ensuring that marginalized communities with a high risk of COVID-19 exposure were not left behind.

“And that’s something that the governor had a concern about,” says Alston. “There’s a concern about that also at a national level. And they feel that by being here in Guilford County and then centrally located like it is we’ll be able to attract those people who have not been able to get access to the vaccine.”

Federal officials will work hand-in-hand with state and local jurisdictions to get things up and running within the next two weeks. Alston says that he’s happy for the citizens of Guilford County, and hopeful that the supply of vaccine will be there.

“When we get the vaccinations out there in the arms of our citizens, then we can open up more businesses,” says Alston. “We’ll also be able to open our schools safely and get our society back to some normalcy.”  

The new CVC will operate seven days a week over an eight-week period beginning on March 10.

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