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COVID-19 vaccines now available at more locations

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Updated March 10:

Local pharmacies administering vaccines: As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, more locations in Wake County have supplies, including pharmacies. Scroll down to the bottom of this WRAL post to see a list. 

Before March, the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccines, both which require two doses, have been available. The new Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.

Current and upcoming group

Frontline essential workers in Group 3, which includes grocery store workers, restaurant employees, can now begin getting COVID-19 vaccines in Wake County.

Besides the move to frontline essential workers beyond childcare and K-12 school staff, Governor Roy Cooper announced the start for Group 4, adults at high risk for exposure and increased risk of serious illness.

Statewide, those in Group 4 could receive a vaccine as early as March 24.

Not sure your group? Use this state tool.

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine

The Wake County vaccination appointment system began Jan. 19. Use this form or 24-hour hotline (919-250-1515).

Wake County is also partnering with historically Black churches and other organizations to improve equity in access to vaccines. White Wake County residents have received COVID-19 vaccines at disproportionately higher rates. [read more]

Other places currently offering vaccination appointments:

  • Duke Health: You may also call the Duke COVID-19 hotline at 919-385-0429 to make an appointment between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily or access their waitlist on their website.
  • UNC Health
  • WakeMed: WakeMed will also be scheduling drive-through vaccination clinics at WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park on Sundays in the future, by appointment only. See more info here.
  • Local pharmacies administering vaccines: As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, more locations in Wake County have supplies, including pharmacies. Scroll down to the bottom of this WRAL post to see a list. 

State changes phases

Groups 1 and 2 currently have priority, but NC is in Group 3 now.

State infographic.

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The vaccine will be free.

The COVID-19 vaccines will be available free of charge and don’t require that you have insurance or be a U.S. citizen.

READ MORE: What to know about COVID-19 in Wake County now

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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