RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper announced on Friday that a new COVID-19 vaccination center is opening in Greensboro, North Carolina in partnership with the federal government.
“This federally supported vaccine center will help North Carolina get more shots in arms and assist us in reaching more underserved communities,” said Governor Cooper.
Officials say the FEMA-supported community vaccination clinic will open March 10th at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro, and for eight weeks the clinic will operate 7 days a week with the capacity to provide up to 3,000 vaccinations a day.
Drive-thru services in the parking lot and walk-in services will also be available, according to a news release.
Officials say in order to reach more marginalized communities, the main vaccination center will support additional sites and mobile vaccination clinics in Guilford County and surrounding communities.
Governor Cooper says the federal government will supply the new center with vaccine doses, in addition to North Carolina’s weekly allotment of vaccine supply from the Centers for Disease Control.
“Thousands of North Carolinians will be able to access vaccines as result of this local, state, and federal partnership. We appreciate everyone working together to focus on getting vaccines to our underserved communities,” said NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D.
Officials say federal personnel will run the vaccination center with support from Guilford County personnel and its resources, and appointments will be required to get a vaccine.