Greensboro Coliseum will reopen as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site

Greensboro Coliseum will reopen as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site

10:21am Oct 08, 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. Image courtesy of Cone Health

The Greensboro Coliseum will reopen as a mass vaccination site now that COVID-19 booster shots for some individuals have been authorized.  

Cone Health, in partnership with the Guilford County Department of Public Health, will reopen the Coliseum for three upcoming Saturdays to offer booster doses to some people who took the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.

Pfizer booster shots are currently authorized for people who are immunocompromised, at high risk of severe illness, over 65 years of age, or who work in areas where the risk of exposure to the virus is high.

Booster doses for those who took the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines may be approved later this month.

According to a Cone Health news release, the Coliseum will also be a primary location should vaccinations for young children be authorized. Pfizer is awaiting FDA approval to allow its vaccine to be given to children ages 5-11.

Vaccination clinics are scheduled by appointment only for October 16 and 30, as well as November 13. The site is expected to provide shots for up to 1,500 people a day.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify vaccine eligibility guidelines. 

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