COVID-19 Vaccinations Return to the Coliseum
The Saturday clinics should make it easier for those eligible for a booster vaccination to get one.
Cone Health and the Guilford County Department of Public Health will reopen the Greensboro Coliseum as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site on three Saturdays in October and November for booster doses and potentially for pediatric vaccines.
The move is being taken to encourage those eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get one.
Currently, booster doses are authorized for some people who took the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago. Data shows a booster dose of the vaccine increases protection against COVID-19. People who are immunocompromised, over 65 years of age or who work in areas where the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is high are encouraged to get a booster dose. Authorization of booster vaccinations for Moderna and J&J vaccines may come later this month.
Coliseum vaccination clinics are scheduled for Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 from 9-6. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Vaccinations can be scheduled online at conehealth.com/vaccine or by phone at 336-890-1188 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Guilford County Division of Public Health will operate a separate vaccination clinic at the coliseum on October 16, and 30, 9 AM – 6 PM. Appointments for the public health clinic can be made online at guilfordvaccination.com or by calling 336-641-7944. The coliseum site will operate similarly to how it did last Spring, providing boosters for up to 1,500 people a day
The coliseum will also be a primary location should the vaccinations of young children be authorized. Pfizer has applied to the FDA to allow its vaccine to be given to children ages 5-11. Authorization of the one-third dose shots may come in November.
Cone Health has also expanded COVID-19 vaccination appointments from one to four days a week at North Carolina A & T State University and continues offering community vaccine clinics in Alamance, Guilford and Randolph counties. Dates and locations for Cone Health vaccination clinics are available at conehealth.com/vaccine.