Guilford County To Require Appointments For COVID-19 Shots As Demand Rises
The Guilford County Department of Health and Human services is no longer offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccination appointments at two clinics.
Starting this Friday, appointments will be required at the county’s Greensboro Public Health Clinic and High Point Public Health Clinic.
In a press release, officials said the change was made to ensure patients “can remain safe and socially distanced inside the clinics.”
Appointments can be made by phone or online. Forsyth and Watauga counties are both still taking walk-ins.
Guilford County began shifting away from mass vaccination clinics and towards smaller community or mobile clinics last month. A federally supported mass vaccination site in Greensboro closed in May as demand for the shot began to drop.
Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows interest in the vaccine has picked up recently. Last week, more than 80,000 North Carolinians got their first doses – more than double the number a month earlier.