New Hanover County vaccination appointments fill up in less than 3 hours

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COVID-19 Vaccine (Photo: New Hanover County)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — 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 less than three hours, New Hanover County’s call center booked 955 appointments for residents who are 75 and older to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday and Friday of this week.

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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, NHRMC and Wilmington Health are able to administer vaccinations to their patients who are eligible. As additional vaccine supply is received from the state, the county will open additional appointments and continue working with these partners, as well as other healthcare partners and clinics that receive state approval, to ensure that even more people who are eligible in the county can receive the vaccine.

Since December 22, when the county received its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment, Public Health has vaccinated 6,618 people in the community with their first dose and administered more than 98% of the county’s total first-dose vaccine shipments, prior to the new shipment being received this week.