Health department offering vaccinations with transportation options available

Last week, the Moore County Health Department began offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to anyone age 18 or older as well as those who are age 16-17 if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Appointments can be made by calling 910-947-SHOT (7468). The hours of operation for the health department’s appointment phone line are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The health department’s appointment phone line will remain open until all available appointment slots are filled each week. The number of appointment slots will be based on the number of vaccine doses on hand. Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. An appointment is required for all Moore County Health Department vaccine clinics. Due to volume and vaccine availability, vaccine clinics cannot accommodate walk-ins.

Persons with mobility issues have the option to remain inside their vehicle to receive their vaccination. Upon request, the health department can provide curbside vaccinations. Callers can make this request when scheduling their appointment.

Multiple appointments can also be made on the same appointment call if you have eligible friends or family members who would also like to be vaccinated on the same day on or around the same appointment time.

Anyone having trouble securing transportation to and from a vaccination appointment may arrange transportation through Moore County Transportation Services (MCTS) once an appointment date/time has been set. If you need transportation, visit the MCTS website for further details on scheduling a ride. MCTS will work outside their posted 48-hour notice for their ride service for COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccine clinics will be held at the Moore County Health Department (705 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage) and the Moore County Agricultural Center (707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage).

Detailed information about COVID-19 vaccination can be found at YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov (English) or vacunate.nc.gov (Spanish). To find other vaccine providers near you, anywhere in North Carolina, you can use the vaccine locator tool found at www.myspot.nc.gov.

Feature photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.

 

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