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Please do not contact your doctor’s office to schedule a vaccination appointment. Learn about available vaccination opportunities in our communities.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

At Cone Health, we are fully committed to providing effective and safe vaccines to eliminate COVID-19 in our communities. 

Vaccine Distribution

We are following North Carolina’s phased rollout of the vaccine as shown in the graphic below. Currently vaccine's are being administered to health care workers and older adults.

North Carolina Vaccine Phases

Cone Health Vaccination Clinics

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Cone Health and the Guilford County Division of Public Health (GCDPH) began large-scale COVID-19 vaccinations at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. The vaccinations are appointment only and for those 65 and older. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted.

All appointments are currently filled. Please join our waiting list for the next available appointments. We will contact you when appointments become available. Please do not sign up more than once.

Join Our Waiting List

Other Vaccination Opportunities in Our Area

We are also working in partnership with county health agencies in our service counties to provide vaccines to those eligible as vaccines are made available for our region from the state.

Learn more about each county's vaccination efforts in the website links below:

Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

Clinical trials for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine involved 42,000 people and showed that the vaccine is more than 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no serious safety concerns. Similar results have been reported for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Side effects reported in the Pfizer clinical trials include a sore arm at the injection site, fatigue, headache, chills and fever. While side effects from the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are higher than for a typical flu vaccine, they are lower in many ways than side effects from the leading vaccine to prevent shingles. Side effects are signs that a vaccine is working and are related to your immune system being stimulated to produce antibodies against infection. Side effects from vaccination are far less significant than health impacts from COVID-19.

Staying Informed

Pharmacists, infectious disease doctors, critical care nurses and other experts at Cone Health continue to speak publicly through media interviews and direct communication with our patients and communities about the safety, effectiveness and importance of vaccines to eliminate COVID-19.

In addition, reliable information on vaccine safety, effectiveness, side effects and more is available on the following websites:

Staying Safe

We agree with the CDC on what we can do to help our communities get back to normal: Getting “back to normal” is going to take all of our tools. If we use all the tools we have, we stand the best chance of getting our families, communities, schools and workplaces “back to normal” sooner:

  • Get vaccinated as soon as vaccines become available within the phase of the state's vaccination rollout plan for which you meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds.
  • Wash hands often.

Masking, social distancing and hand hygiene should be followed by everyone, including those who have been vaccinated.

Thank you for every effort you make to stay safe and to keep others safe. We look forward to being right here with you in every step of our journey to eliminate COVID-19 in our community.

Key Facts About Cone Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Data through Jan. 23, 2021.

  • Number of Vaccines Administered to Staff and Physicians – 12,297 (includes 1st and 2nd doses)
    • Staff and Physician Vaccination Began Dec. 18, 2020
  • Number of People 65 and Over Vaccinated – 8,430 (1st dose only)
    • Older adult vaccinations began Jan. 9, 2021
  • Current Vaccination Capacity Per Day
    • Staff/Physicians = 700 | 65 and Older = 1,520 | Total = 2,220

Our daily vaccination capacity will continue to increase, including expansion of our Greensboro Coliseum site, increasing mobile clinics across our service region and plans to open COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Alamance and Rockingham counties in February.

On Friday, Jan. 22, we announced the need to reschedule 10,400 vaccination appointments because of the state's decision not to allocate Cone Health with COVID-19 vaccines for the week of Jan. 25. Our announcement of this news is available here. We are communicating directly with those who need their appointments rescheduled and with those on our waitlist. We will inform these groups immediately when state vaccine allocations enable us to schedule their vaccination appointments. We thank everyone in our community for their patience and understanding as we work with the state to ensure adequate vaccine allocations in weeks ahead. Going forward, we will schedule vaccination appointments weekly based on vaccine allocations provided by the state.

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