This week, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced an updated timeline for vaccinating individuals in Group 4. The Wayne County Health Department will begin vaccinating anyone 16-64 years old with one or more high-risk medical conditions for severe disease from COVID-19 on March 17th. These conditions include asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, sickle cell disease, obesity, or smoking. The remainder of the individuals in Group 4, which includes other essential workers, will become eligible on April 7th.
To learn more about who will be eligible under Group 4, NCDHHS has released information at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/find-your-spot-take-your-shot/deeper-dive-group-4. Anyone who is in Group 4 must wait until they are eligible to register for an appointment. Appointments are required for all vaccines with the Wayne County Health Department.
If you are in an eligible group, we have now made it easier to schedule an appointment for the first dose of your vaccine. Visit www.waynegov.com/vaccine and pick an available time to schedule your appointment. If you do not see any open appointments please check back regularly as we open additional appointments based on the doses we receive. We are distributing only Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and have not received notice of receiving any Johnson & Johnson vaccines. If you are interested in finding out what group you are in, visit findmygroup.nc.gov.