GREENSBORO — Bigger teams and in depth parking tons have, amongst different issues, spurred changes in Guilford County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics and a plea from well being officers: Don’t arrive early.
“Please do not come early for that course of,” Don Campbell, the county’s emergency providers director, stated Wednesday. “When people come 30 to 45 minutes previous to their appointment, that is actually what begins to sluggish the method down, so please come at your appointment time.”
Campbell and Dr. Iulia Vann, director of the Guilford County well being division, on Wednesday hosted the primary in a sequence of reports conferences to assist get extra data out in regards to the vaccination clinics. These clinics are anticipated to develop considerably because the vaccine provide will increase and the state authorizes extra teams of individuals to obtain doses.
At present, solely well being care staff instantly caring for or working round COVID-19 sufferers or folks 65 and older can obtain the vaccinations in Guilford County.
As of Wednesday morning, Guilford County had obtained 6,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and had vaccinated 5,219 people.
The county is predicted to obtain an extra 2,650 doses this week from the N.C. Division of Well being and Human Companies, Vann stated.
Cone Well being additionally was delivering a few of its vaccine to the county’s effort “so we are able to transfer these doses as quick as potential,” Vann stated. “As we’re ramping up the method and we obtain extra allocations, we anticipate that we’ll have the ability to develop a few of these appointments as effectively.”