Wayne County’s senior population is clearly ready to be inoculated against the coronavirus.
Residents aged 75 and older donned their masks and winter coats, braving the brisk morning air Wednesday as they waited for their chance to register – AND ONLY REGISTER – to be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The line stretched around The Maxwell Center by 9 AM for Wednesday’s registration event.
Following the overwhelming turnout, Wayne County Public Information Officer Joel Gillie tells GoldsboroDailyNews.com they’re changing the registration process.
Gillie says the turnout at The Max was a positive since it shows there is a high interest in receiving the vaccine.
Following Wednesday’s turnout, the county has moved away from in-person registration events.
Now, residents age 75 and up who wish to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to call 919-705-1800.
The county’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Hotline will be open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
With only approximately 750 COVID-19 vaccine doses currently on-hand, Gillie says the county will have to put some residents on a waiting list to receive the vaccine once more doses arrive.
Information on the vaccine and vaccination process can be found at waynegov.com/vaccine.