Wednesday, Wayne County was one of the first health departments in North Carolina to begin vaccinating Phase 1B Group 1 individuals. Due to the overwhelming demand for the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 75 and older, the County has revised its process in order to streamline our registration. Starting Thursday, Jan. 7, the County will open a COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Hotline, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 919-705-1800.
The currently scheduled in-person registration events at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center and Carver Cultural Center Gymnasium are cancelled, and individuals will need to call the hotline to register for an appointment.
Call takers will complete the registration paperwork that is required by the state, and will schedule an appointment if one is available. If all appointment slots have been filled, residents will be placed on a waiting list until we receive more doses of the vaccine. Keep in mind, supplies of the vaccine are limited and the County is unable to vaccinate everyone at one time. Please be patient if you are placed on the waiting list and our call takers will call you back to schedule an appointment as soon as more doses arrive.
For the past 11 months, the Wayne County Health Department has fought non-stop against the COVID-19 pandemic. The County asks for your continued patience and understanding while working to vaccinate our residents as quickly as possible.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.waynegov.com/vaccine.