Guilford County Closing Mass Vaccination Sites, Shifting Focus To Community Clinics

Guilford County Closing Mass Vaccination Sites, Shifting Focus To Community Clinics

10:51am Jun 23, 2021
TED S. WARREN/AP

Guilford County is switching its COVID-19 focus from mass vaccination sites to community clinics. 

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is preparing to end delivering first doses at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on July 9. Cone Health will continue providing first doses at the Coliseum through the end of July.

According to a news release, the county is transitioning to community vaccination clinics and will partner with local organizations including churches, schools, and recreational organizations.

Officials say community clinics are part of an initiative to help residents overcome obstacles such as transportation, accessibility, and comfort level.

Meanwhile, in addition to phasing out vaccinations at the Greensboro Coliseum, Cone Health will be closing its other mass vaccination sites in Alamance and Rockingham counties. Cone will shift its focus to offering vaccinations at doctor’s offices, community sites, and mobile clinics.

Walk-in appointments are welcome, although pre-registration is encouraged to ensure dose availability. Vaccines are currently available to all community members aged 12 and older.

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