Vaccine Clinics In Cabarrus, Iredell County Close Early After High Turnout

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — As counties across North Carolina began administering the COVID-19 vaccines to Phase 1B Group 1, which includes all adults 75 years or older, multiple sites are closing early due to a high volume of interest and a limited supply of the vaccine.

The Iredell County Health Department announced Wednesday that they no longer would be accepting drive-thru clients at their Mooresville vaccine site after receiving such a high turnout.

Due to the high volume of COVID-19 vaccine interest and limited supply of vaccine, we are no longer accepting drive-thru…

Posted by Iredell County Health Department on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Iredell County officials made the following statement about the decision:

“We apologize for any inconvenience. When we receive more vaccine, we will notify the community who is eligible on our website, Facebook and local media outlets. We encourage our community to continue to check our website for this information. Thank you for your patience.”

Cabarrus County also closed their vaccine clinic as they made the announcement before noon Wednesday on their social media pages.

“Vaccinations are well underway at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center,” Cabarrus Health Alliance stated on Facebook. “We have a very full parking lot and will NOT let anyone else get in line today. Vaccine clinic is closed for the day.”

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A Cabarrus County Sheriff’s car will be marking the end of the line. If you are in front of the Sheriff’…

Posted by Cabarrus Health Alliance on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Before closing each respective vaccine location, lines wrapped around the buildings and caused traffic delays.

Video of a line in Cabarrus County:

In Mooresville, warnings were given about major traffic delays near the clinic due to a high volume line that formed to get to the clinic.