COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-Up Clinics scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday next week, 45% of population now partially vaccinated

Posted May 5, 2021 at 4:27 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

New Hanover County Public Health has made it easy and convenient to get a COVID-19 vaccine with walk-up clinics available each week for residents to get a free vaccine. The clinics are open to anyone ages 16 or older. Next week, on Tuesday and Thursday, vaccine walk-in clinics will be available at the following locations:

Health & Human Services building, 1650 Greenfield Street

  • Days: Tuesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 13
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-Noon
  • Vaccine brands expected: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson (People can choose which vaccine they would like when they arrive; Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine approved for anyone 16 and older, and Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine approved for anyone 18 and older.)

Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive 

  • Days: Tuesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 13
  • Hours: Noon-7 p.m.
  • Vaccine brands expected: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson (People can choose which vaccine they would like when they arrive; Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine approved for anyone 16 and older, and Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine approved for anyone 18 and older.)
  • Directions: enter the main mall entrance facing Independence Blvd. and head toward the Belk wing; the vaccine site is located between Rack Room Shoes and Bath & Body Works.

“Since December, New Hanover County Public Health has administered 53,291 COVID-19 vaccines in our community,” said Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Diana Vetter Craft. “Our goal has been to reach as many people as we can with the vaccine, in an equitable, easy and convenient way. We want to remove any barriers to getting vaccinated and our walk-up sites provide the flexibility for people to come in at a time that works for their schedule. We have also updated our schedule beginning next week to operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays because the hospital will be offering vaccines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – so this will ensure that the community has a place to get vaccinated nearly any day of the week.”

Through Public Health’s efforts, as well as local healthcare partners and the federal pharmacy program, 107,112 people in the county are partially vaccinated (45.7% of the total population) and 94,371 people are fully vaccinated (40.2% of the total population), according to the NCDHHS dashboard.

“We are very excited about these increasing percentages for vaccinations in our community, and we continue to be encouraged by the number of people walking in to our clinics to receive the vaccine,” said Health and Human Services Director Donna Fayko.

Visit Health.NHCgov.com to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and where you can find one easily in our community.

COVID-19 Cases  

Over the past week, 214 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in New Hanover County – for a total of 19,165 cases since the start of the pandemic; and of that total, 18,085 people have recovered, and 166 people have died from the virus.

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To view the most recent COVID-19 case count data, vaccine information, and resources in New Hanover County, visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus, call our Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800, and follow the county’s trusted social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor.

 

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