Vaccinations begin for all Group 3 important workers in Fayetteville
Fayetteville, N.C.— On Tuesday, Cape Worry Valley Health clinics in Cumberland and Hoke counties and the Johnston County Health Department will begin offering shots to other members of Group 3 in the state’s vaccination top priority list.
Teachers and school staff have been qualified for shots for weeks, today other frontline workers, including restaurant and grocery workers, can get a vaccine at some regional centers.
“The demand is beginning to minimize in Groups 1, 2 and 3, so we’ve chosen to go on and open to the rest of Group 3,” said Chris Tart, vice president of expert services at Cape Worry Valley.
Group 1 consisted of health care employees and locals and personnel of long-term care centers, and Group 2 was seniors 65 or older. State officials last month put teachers, school workers and child care employees at the front of Group 3, making them eligible for vaccinations.
The rest of Group 3 consists of individuals who need to work in-person in among the following industries: vital production, necessary goods, food and farming, government and neighborhood services, healthcare and public health, public safety and transport. That includes supermarket and drug store staff members, restaurant personnel, U.S. Postal Service employees, clergy, law enforcement, paramedics, policemans, firefighters and veterinarians.
The Cumberland County Health Department, which is vaccinating individuals weekly at mass clinics at the Crown Exposition Center, stated it’s not yet ready to move beyond educators in Group 3.
State officials previously set March 10 as the date when the remainder of the Group 3 would be qualified for vaccinations, however Gov. Roy Cooper is anticipated to press that date earlier throughout a 2 p.m. interview on Tuesday.
How to make a visit
Visits for Group 3 workers can be made at any Cape Worry Valley Health center starting Tuesday. On the other hand, the Johnston County Health Department is holding a drive-thru vaccination clinic at West Johnston High School in Benson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday that is open to any county resident in Groups 1-3 on a first-come, first-served basis. More consultations can be made at:
Cape Fear Valley Rehab Center Auditorium
1638 Owen Drive in Fayetteville
Very first doses: Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 1-hour consultation blocks
Second doses: May walk in (no consultation needed) Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Health Structure North ExpressCare
6387 Ramsey Street in North Fayetteville
First dosages: Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 1-hour consultation blocks
2nd doses: May walk in (no visit needed) Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bladen County Health Center
501 S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown
First dosages: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (appointments needed)
2nd doses: May walk in (no visit needed) Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hoke Hospital in Raeford
210 Medical Structure Drive, off Highway 401 in Raeford
Very first doses: Tuesday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (consultations required)
2nd dosages: Might walk in (no appointment required Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Valentina San Nicolas works the self-checkout lane at the Carlie C’s IGA supermarket on Cedar Creek Roadway in Fayetteville and said Monday that she’s anticipated getting her vaccination for a while.
“My family members have died from the COVID. I got two cousins, one in Washington state and the other in California, and they passed away simply recently,” San Nicolas stated. “I ‘d rather be protected and be safe and not be sick.”
Alisa Galarza, who also works that the grocery store stated she has comparable personal factors for desiring to be vaccinated.
“I have an elderly granny, and I want to secure her and the rest of my family as well,” Galarza stated.
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