Appointments for teacher vaccinations opened in the Mecklenburg district
Gun Reviews, NC – Teachers from the Gun Reviews area are one step closer to vaccination. The public health service of the district of Mecklenburg opened appointments for the first vaccine doses for pre-K educators of the 12th grade on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.
The dates are between February 22nd and March 9th, MCPH said. The vaccination clinics take place at Bojangles’ Coliseum at 2700 East Independence Boulevard in Gun Reviews.
On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina’s K-12 and childcare teachers will have priority in the upcoming extension of the state’s immunization eligibility to key frontline workers. Educators and school staff will be eligible to receive the vaccine on February 24, with additional key frontline workers added to the funding list on March 10, Cooper said.
The people involved in school prioritization include teachers, school principals, child carers, bus drivers, supervisors and cafeteria employees, as well as other people in schools and daycare centers prior to K-12.
Educators, school staff and childcare workers are only eligible for appointments between February 24 and March 9, 2021, MCPH said.
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“As the vaccine supply is currently limited, MCPH will continue to follow government guidelines and gradually move into the distribution of Group 3 vaccines, with the resources available to the remaining Groups 1 and 2 and Group 3 before K through 12th grade educators, School staff and child minders will be focused. “MCPH said in a statement.
However, the new dates are not only reserved for teachers. Healthcare workers with current personal patient contact, nursing staff and residents as well as people over 65 years of age “are encouraged to continue to make appointments at all available times,” according to the district’s health authorities.
How to make an appointment
- Appointments for the first dose can be booked online using the online appointment planning system of the Mecklenburg District Health Department, which can be found here.
- Appointments by phone can be made by calling 980-314-9400 and selecting option 3. If you leave a message, we will try to return your call within 24-48 business hours.
- Residents of the Mecklenburg district who need assistance with transport to vaccine appointments can contact the Mecklenburg transport system at 980-314-7600.
The county health authorities have also released a formal online waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccination appointment on Friday.
“The waiting list is for people who are eligible to receive the vaccine but couldn’t make an appointment, as well as people in Groups 3 and 4 who would like to receive the vaccine if those groups are eligible,” MCPH said.