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Published on March 16, 2021

Those Eligible Should Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination Immediately

Cone Health has appointments available as soon as Thursday. 

As more people are becoming eligible under state guidelines, Cone Health urges them to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. Appointments are available as soon as Thursday in Burlington, Greensboro and Reidsville. 

Also beginning Thursday, those who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 can be vaccinated against COVID-19. This can be done through Cone Health at conehealth.com/vaccine. People without internet access or email accounts should call 336-890-1188, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for personal assistance. 

Those newly eligible in Group 4 include people with the following:

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease or history of stroke
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes type 1 or 2
  • A heart condition such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure  
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from: immune deficiencies, HIV, taking chronic steroids or other immune weakening medicines, history of solid organ blood or bone marrow transplant
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Down Syndrome
  • Liver disease, including hepatitis
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia and schizophrenia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Overweight or obesity 
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease (not including sickle cell trait) or thalassemia
  • Smoking (current or former, defined as having smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime)
  • Those working in child care centers and pre-k to 12 schools

The CDC may update this list as scientists learn more about COVID-19. NCDHHS will update the list on its website accordingly

In addition, Cone Health is offering vaccination appointments to the following eligible groups: health care workers, long term care staff and residents, anyone 65 years of age and frontline essential workers.