COVID-19 Vaccine Information
At Cone Health, we are fully committed to providing effective and safe vaccines to eliminate COVID-19 in our communities.
We are following North Carolina’s phased rollout of the vaccine as shown in the graphic below. Currently vaccines are being administered to health care workers, long term care staff and residents, anyone 65 years of age and older, and frontline essential workers.
Find Your Vaccine Group (External link to NCDHHS)
Cone Health Vaccination Clinics
Cone Health has created mass vaccination clinics in Alamance, Greensboro and Rockingham counties in partnership with Alamance, Guilford and Rockingham county health departments. Vaccination at these clinics is by appointment only. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted.
NOTICE: All Cone Health appointments for vaccine are currently full. Please check back as we look to make more opportunities available soon.
Cone Health is opening appointments weekly, based on the number of vaccine doses provided by the state. To receive email notices about when we will open additional appointments each week, please sign up for our weekly email with information about COVID-19 vaccine appointment availability.
Other Vaccination Opportunities in Our Area
FEMA Community Vaccination Center (Greensboro)
Eligible members of the public can make appointments online for a vaccine at the federally supported COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center in Greensboro at Four Seasons Town Centre. Appointments can be made online by visiting GSOmassvax.org.
A phone number will be made available on Monday, March 8 to schedule by phone, for those who are not able to access the web-based registration tool. The FEMA site will operate seven days a week with the capacity to provide up to 3,000 vaccinations per day, with options for drive-thru service in the parking lot and service at an indoor clinic. The federal government will provide the center’s vaccine supply, which will be in addition to supply Cone Health receives through North Carolina’s weekly allotment from the Centers for Disease Control.
County Health Departments
County health departments in Cone Health’s service area are also scheduling vaccine appointments for those eligible. Learn more about each county's vaccination efforts in the website links below:
Walgreens throughout North Carolina are offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals. Click here to schedule appointments and learn more
Find all vaccine locations throughout the state of North Carolina at https://myspot.nc.gov/
Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness
All three vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as safe and effective treatments for the prevention of COVID-19. These include the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Clinical trials involving tens of thousands of people for each vaccine have shown that the vaccines are extremely effective in preventing COVID-19 with no serious safety concerns. Side effects reported include a sore arm at the injection site, fatigue, headache, chills and fever. While side effects are sometimes 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.