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Novant Health to open 6 statewide mass COVID-19 vaccination sites including 2 in Winston-Salem

Novant Health’s mass distribution plan will accommodate up to 20,000 vaccines a day.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Novant Health will open six mass COVID-19 vaccination distribution sites across the state covering 14 counties.

The health care system is requesting 95,000 doses a week in order to meet high-demand.

“The people of North Carolina deserve a vaccination program that leads the nation in speed, scope and effectiveness of distribution,” said Carl S. Armato, president and chief executive officer of Novant Health. “We appreciate the state’s support and are eager to activate our plan to immediately, and significantly, increase vaccination rates in North Carolina.”

Novant Health plans to open two vaccination sites in Winston-Salem, two in Charlotte, one in Brunswick and Rowan counties.

The former Sears at Hanes Mall will be used as a mass vaccination site starting on Jan. 25. They'll have enough space to give out 7,000 vaccines a day. 

They have not given the second location site in Winston-Salem at this time. 

Novant Health said it will get 2,700 doses from the state next week.   

However, the health care system hopes the mass distribution plan will accommodate up to 20,000 vaccines a day. Novant Health said it could administer 1 million doses by April if they receive a weekly allocation of 95,000 doses.