N.C. on track to make all residents eligible COVID shot

The Moore County Health Department plans to change its procedure for those who are seeking a COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning on March 9 at 1 p.m., anyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine can call the health department directly to schedule a vaccine appointment at 910-947-SHOT (7468).

The health department deactivated the current online pre-registration portal (www.moorecountync.gov/shot) at 9:00 p.m. on March 2. Leading up to March 9, the department will continue to work through the existing preregistration list to schedule any individuals who remain. If you have previously pre-registered via the online portal and have not yet received a call from the health department, please call 910-947-4509 through 5:00 p.m. on March 8 to inquire about a vaccine appointment.

Under the health department’s new appointment process, the health department’s appointment line (910-947-SHOT) 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.

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that all frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vaccinations beginning March 3. The expedited timeline follows the approval of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine and an expected increase in vaccine supply to North Carolina.

Detailed information about each vaccine group is online at YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov (English) or vacunate.nc.gov (Spanish).

Feature photo of vaccination screening at the Moore County Health Department captured by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.

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