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Posted on: January 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Health Department Updates Plans for Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinics

Lee County Government

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

The Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department has revised plans for the upcoming drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled on Tuesday, January 19th and Tuesday, January 26th at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in an effort to improve traffic congestion and wait times.  The clinics are for registered participants only; individuals not registered are not eligible to participate in the clinics.

“While we are pleased with the number of individuals we were able to vaccinate at our drive-thru clinic on Tuesday, January 12th, we recognized the need to adjust our plans to help improve traffic flow and wait times,” said Heath Cain, LCG Health Department Director.  “We have reviewed our registration lists and reconfirmed clinic assignments and times with individuals assigned to participate in the January 19th clinic.  We stress that there is vaccine available for everyone scheduled to participate and we ask participants to come during their allotted time.”

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the Health Department will hold a drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center located at 1801 Nash Street in Sanford.  This clinic is for registered participants only receiving their first dose of vaccine. All clinic participants must enter the Civic Center from Nash Street coming from the east (from direction of Broadway Road/Main Street); please see the attached map for illustration.  All individuals registered for the January 19th clinic are asked to arrive during their allotted time (9 AM – 12 PM or 1 PM – 4 PM) as assigned and provided by the Health Department.  Participants are asked to adhere to the schedule and arrive during their allotted time to avoid unnecessary traffic build-up and long wait times. There is vaccine available for all registered participants.  

Upon entering the vaccination site, registrations will be confirmed with staff.  If you are not registered for this specific clinic, you will be turned away.  Participants will be provided with a vaccination record card – KEEP THIS CARD!  Once registration is confirmed, you will proceed to the nurses’ station in your vehicle to receive your vaccination.  After receiving your vaccination, you will be directed to a parking area and asked to wait fifteen minutes to ensure you do not have any adverse reactions. Staff will be available in this area to help answer any questions you may have.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Health Department has scheduled another drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.  This clinic is for registered participants only receiving their second dose of vaccine.  All participants are asked to bring their vaccination record card, which will help to expedite the vaccination process.  Participants will follow the same guidelines as outlined for the January 19th clinic.

The Health Department continues to register individuals for the COVID-19 vaccine in Group 1 and Group 2 of the NCDHHS vaccine rollout plan that was updated on Thursday, January 14th.  This includes essential healthcare workers fighting COVID-19, long-term care facility staff and residents, and individuals aged 65 and older. For a complete description of the rollout plan include a description of the rollout phases and eligibility, please visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines

The Health Department has two dedicated phone lines for vaccine registration – (919) 721-4769 and (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.  

For additional information about COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, please call the Lee County Health Department at (919) 718-4640; media questions may be directed to Jamie Brown with Lee County Government at (919) 718-4605 or jbrown@leecountync.gov.


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