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January 18, 2021 11:00 PM

Health Department Adds New Options for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The following information is shared on behalf of Lee County Government as a courtesy to our residents.

Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department has added appointment only walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics in an effort to address the special needs of individuals with health conditions that restrict participation in the county’s drive-thru vaccination clinics.  Spots are limited and priority is given to those needing special accommodations; however, if there is availability when finalizing the schedule, the appointments will be offered to those registered aged 65 and older.  

“We are continuing to refine our vaccination efforts in Lee County to better accommodate the special needs of those with serious health conditions that prohibit participation in our drive-thru vaccination clinics,” said Heath Cain, Lee County Health Director.  “These smaller clinics will take place each week by appointment only.  These will not be drive-thru clinics, instead they are walk-up clinics; as these are by appointment only, we do not anticipate extensive wait times.  The majority of the public will continue to be vaccinated at the larger drive-thru vaccine clinics; the Health Department is focused on vaccinating as many individuals as quickly as possible and the drive-thru vaccination clinics remain the best vehicle to reach those goals.” 

Individuals that have serious health conditions may request participation in these smaller, appointment only clinics when they register for the vaccine with the Health Department.  The Health Department is currently registering individuals for the COVID-19 vaccine in Group 1 and 2 of the rollout plan.  This includes essential healthcare workers that have close contact with COVID-19 patients, long-term care facility staff and residents, and adults aged 65 and older. 

To register, the public may call the Health Department vaccine registration lines at (919) 721-4769 or (984) 368-2112.  The lines are open Monday through Friday 8 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 5 PM.  Due to high call volume, individuals may need to call more than once to reach department staff that will initiate registration.  

New: Alternately, individuals may complete a the COVID-19 pre-registration form available on the county website at leecountync.gov/covid19 and wait to be contacted by staff to complete the registration process.

For additional information and questions, please contact the LCG Health Department at (919) 718-4640; media inquiries may be directed to Jamie Brown at (919) 718-4605 or jbrown@leecountync.gov.

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