For front-line, essential workers in Mecklenburg County, it could become a lot easier to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday.
Starting at 8:30 a.m., the county health department will open appointments for members of Group 3 for March 10-31. These first-dose appointments will happen at Bojangles Coliseum as early as next week.
The following essential workers are part of North Carolina’s Group 3, and they include people who must work on-site and cannot do their jobs remotely:
Education and childcare
Food and agriculture
Government and community services
Healthcare and public health
There are two ways to schedule your appointment. First, eligible patients can call the Mecklenburg County COVID-19 hot line at 980-314-9400 (Option 3 for English, Option 8 for Spanish). The other option is by visiting this website. Patients can also join the county’s waitlist if they’re unable to secure an appointment Thursday.