The National Guard is helping the Forsyth County Department of Public Health with their COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Twelve National Guard members arrived on Monday of this week to assist in administering the vaccine, help with data entry, and other logistical aspects. As of Sunday, the department has vaccinated approximately 3,500 individuals since receiving their first shipment of the vaccine on December 22.

At this time, public health staff are currently vaccinating healthcare workers, first responders, and people 75 and older. Due to high demand — 50,000 calls in two and a half days — the department's appointment line is currently closed.

Public Health will inform the public when appointment options reopen. They are not accepting walk-ups for vaccination.

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here. WFDD wants to hear your stories — connect with us and let us know what you're experiencing.

300x250 Ad

300x250 Ad

Support quality journalism, like the story above, with your gift right now.