The COVID-19 vaccine is here and Wayne County is ramping up efforts to start vaccinating the public.
Wayne County Health Director Dr. Brenda Weis gave an update on the rollout of the vaccine during Tuesday’s Wayne County Board meeting.
Dr. Weis says the health department received 900 doses as of Monday.
She says the challenge is the vaccine is stored in the freezer and has to be thawed for two hours before it can be administered.
Each vial contains ten doses, so they’re working diligently to ensure no doses are wasted once a vial is opened.
Dr. Weis notes this is a fluid situation and the vaccination plans can change day-to-day.
Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt ensured the county is doing everything it can to assist with getting that vaccine out to residents.
Wayne County residents age 75 and older who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine free from the health department must register for an appointment to get vaccinated. Registration will take place this week:
- Today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Maxwell Center in Goldsboro
- Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center in Goldsboro
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.waynegov.com/vaccine.