KANNAPOLIS — Cabarrus Health Alliance, the public health authority of Cabarrus County, hosted its first COVID-19 drive-thru clinic on Wednesday for people in Phase 1b-Group 1. Nearly 1,100 people were vaccinated in an extended clinic, and those at the back of the line were offered appointments to return today to avoid any additional wait.
• 1,091 individuals vaccinated.
• Expanded staffing from 12 to 20 nurses administering the vaccine to meet demand.
• Clinic operated three additional hours to serve those in line.
Online appointment system
CHA will be moving to an online appointment system for future COVID-19 vaccine clinics. All future clinics will be by appointment only.
Online appointments for the Jan. 10 and Jan. 12 clinics opened at 11 a.m. Jan. 8.
To make an appointment, visit www.cabarrushealth.org/vaccineclinics. Select an appointment date and then click the “Schedule Appointment” link in the table. Complete one appointment form per patient and write down your appointment information, including date and time. Bring all required documents with you. Visit www.cabarrushealth.org/covidvax to review the required materials.
Anyone who received an appointment at the clinic Wednesday has been added to the appointment system but should still bring his or her appointment card and arrive at the scheduled appointment time.
If people arrive more than 30 minutes before their appointment, they will be asked to return closer to their appointment time. Any person without an appointment will be turned away and asked to make an appointment.
COVID-19 vaccine phases
As the state allows vaccine providers to move from phase to phase, CHA will update the community via news releases, website updates and information on social media. For information related to COVID-19 vaccines, visit the website at www.cabarrushealth.org/COVIDvax.
To access a description of each phase and additional state guidance, visit yourspotyourshot.nc.gov.
Under a vaccine provider agreement with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, CHA is not allowed to turn away out-of-county residents.