NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – All appointments for this week’s COVID-19 vaccinations through New Hanover County Public Health are now full, based on the supply of vaccine Public Health has on hand.
In just two and a half hours, New Hanover County’s call center booked 1,410 appointments for adults 65 and older as well as healthcare workers (Groups 1 and 2 in the state’s vaccination plan) to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday and Friday of this week. By the end of this week, New Hanover County Public Health will have effectively administered and distributed all of its first-dose vaccine received from the state.
The county is not currently taking names for a waiting list, but residents can sign up for COVID-19 updates here and will receive an email when new appointments are available and the call center is open for scheduling.
In addition to Public Health, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and Wilmington Health Associates are able to administer vaccinations to anyone who is eligible in the community (not just patients). Vaccines can be scheduled through these entities when they have appointments open. Learn more at NHRMC.org/coronavirus and WilmingtonHealth.com/COVIDvaccine.
As additional vaccine supply is received from the state, the county will open additional appointments for those who are eligible under the state’s vaccination plan; and will continue partnering with local healthcare partners and clinics that are approved vaccinators by the state to ensure that even more people who are eligible in the county can receive the vaccine.
To stay up-to-date on local vaccination efforts, phases, and frequently asked questions, visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus.
To view the most recent COVID-19 case count data, vaccine information, updates and resources in New Hanover County, visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus, call our Public Health Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800, and follow the county’s trusted social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor.