Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19

All of us at Eagle, like you, are overjoyed that the vaccine for COVID-19 is now being administered in our community. 

 

The state of North Carolina has prioritized, in phases, who are eligible.  Phase 1-4 are now active. These phases include folks who are 65-plus years of age as well as child care workers, teachers and other essential frontline workers and those with chronic health conditions.  Phase 5, all who want to get the vaccine, are eligible on April 7, 2021.  You’ll find links and information about local vaccination sites (Guilford and Forsyth County) near the end of this post.

 

Additionally, we received information on 3/25/2021 that the following three counties have opened up vaccination slots for all groups:

 

Alleghany County: AppHealthCare asks anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of which priority group they're in, to fill out their Vaccine Interest Form or call 828-795-1970. When eligible, county health officials will make contact to schedule an appointment.

Davidson County: Appointments at the Davidson County Health Department for Groups 1 through 5 are now full. Appointments will open again March 29 at 10 a.m. People can register over the phone at 336-236-3096 or online.

Randolph County:   Randolph County Health Department is 336-365-6110.

Rockingham County: The Rockingham County Health Department will be giving vaccinations to anyone in Group 5 starting Thursday, March 25. To make an appointment, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 336-394-0064 or click here

Our providers recommend getting the vaccine.  There are no contraindications unless you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the components of the vaccine.  Precautionary questions will be asked before you get the vaccine. NCDHHS has recently expanded its COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center to help with call inquiries.  The COVID-19 vaccine help center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

As we all patiently wait our turn for the “jab”, please check out www.yourspotyourshot.nc.gov to Find Vaccine Locations and Find Your Vaccine Group.  You’ll also find helpful fact sheets there as well to learn more about the vaccine itself.

At this time, most private physician offices are not part of the distribution chain for the vaccine and can provide no additional information other than what is available through your county health department or hospital system websites.

 

FEMA announced on March 5, 2021 that online registration, for the Mass Vaccination Site in Greensboro, NC, was opened.  That link is:  https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/how-do-i/gso-mass-vax.

Guilford and Forsyth County Health Departments, Cone Health and certain Walgreen’s locations are receiving some allotment of vaccines and we recommend checking the websites often as appointment times open as vaccine is available.  

Walgreen’s information can be found online at:

https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid19?ban=covid_vaccine_landing_schedule

For Guilford County Health Department, please call 336-641-7944 or visit www.healthyguilford.com for additional information. 

For Forsyth County Health Department, please visit

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21690956 

For Cone Health appointments, please call 336-890-1188 or visit

https://www.conehealth.com/covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccine-information/

And as a reminder, please do not call your health care provider about vaccine clinic appointments or availability.  We are not able to schedule any of these appointments.  The most up-to-date information will be on the health department and hospital websites.  Check back frequently.

 

As we learn more, this information will be updated on our website and patient portal message. 

In the meantime, remember your 3-W's as your best protection:

  • Wear a face covering

  • Wait 6 feet apart

  • Wash hands frequently

Stay Healthy

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