COVID-19 Vaccine Information
At Cone Health, we are excited about the increasing availability of effective and safe vaccines to eliminate COVID-19 in our communities. Read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the vaccine from the CDC.
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.
Cone Health Vaccination Clinics
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Cone Health and the Guilford County Division of Public Health (GCDPH) begin 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.
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Other Vaccination Opportunities in Our Area
We are also working in partnership with county health agencies in our service counties to ensure continuing vaccination availability in the weeks and months ahead.
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.
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:
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:
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.