GREENSBORO, N.C. — UPDATE: All vaccine appointments at the Greensboro Coliseum through Cone Health have been booked through the end of February, WFMY News 2's Itinease McMiller reports. 19,000 appointments were filled within the first couple hours of registration being open.
This message appears on Cone Health's website:
NOTICE: All Cone Health appointments for vaccine are currently full. Please check back as we look to make more opportunities available soon.
DeAnne Brooks, the chief pharmacy officer with Cone Health, answered some of your questions about the vaccine event. It will be at the Coliseum's Special Events Center. It is NOT a drive-thru, but they will have people there to help you in the building if you need assistance. You MUST have an appointment - you can't just show up.
"You have to make an appointment. We have to make sure that we are giving our vaccines in an orderly fashion, and that we have enough vaccines for everyone who has an appointment," Brooks said.
Brooks says they have about 500 Pfizer shots available at the first event. That means in 21 days you'll need the second dose. So, how people can be sure they'll get that?
"We are keeping a total tally of first doses that we are giving people to ensure that people have second doses," Brooks said.
Finally, why is it important for people to get this vaccine?
"This vaccine is our hope to get back life and end this pandemic. Both of these vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, have a 95% efficacy rate which is huge," Brooks said. "So, if we can get 70 to 80% of our community members vaccinated is how we can get back to normal life and end the COVID 19 pandemic."
Guilford County Health Department is also working to vaccinate more people through large-scale events at the Coliseum. However, the health department's appointments have been booked up through Jan. 21, according to the county manager. Online registration will be available again once they get another shipment of vaccines.
How to make appointments:
Through Cone Health:
- Call 336-890-1188
- Visit conehealth.com/vaccine
- People living outside of Guilford County should register through Cone Health
Through Guilford County Health Department:
- Call 336-641-7944 and select Option 2
- Visit healthyguilford.com and click on “COVID-19 Vaccine Info”