Confusion at vaccine sites: You must be 75 and older
Confusion at vaccine sites about who is eligible is leaving many frustrated. County health officials are urging only people who are 75 and older to come to get their shots.
REFLECT THE SERIOUSNESS OF WHAT IS TO COME.>>> TODAY, THERE ARE SEVERAL VACCINE CLINICS OPEN ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. ONE IS IN PERSON COUNTY AT PALACE POINT IN ROXBORO. AND HALIFAX AT HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN JOHNSTON COUNTY AT NORTH JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL. THAT'S WHERE WE FIND NIA HARDEN THIS MORNING, WE'VE SEEN ALL WEEK THE DEMAND FOR VACCINE IS HIGH BUT THERE IS SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHO IS ABLE TO GET ONE.>> Reporter: YES THAT'S RIGHT. I WILL STEP OUT OF THE WAY SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE SEE RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS NO LINE AND THAT IS BECAUSE THEY JUST ALLOWED EVERYONE HERE, WAITING, TO GET THROUGH. THIS WEEK, THE CDC SUGGESTED THE STATES VACCINATE 65 AND OLDER BUT NORTH CAROLINA IS NOT ALLOWING THAT REVISED GUIDANCE WHICH MEANS YOU NEED TO BE 75 AND OLDER. SEVERAL COUNTIES HAVE PUT OUT NOTICES STRESSING ONLY THOSE WHO ARE 75 AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE. I SPOKE TO ONE MAN WHO WAS IN MIND THIS MORNING, ABOUT THE CONFUSION.>> ALL YOU CAN DO IS HOPE IT WORKS OUT. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ARE LEARNING ON THE RUN.>> Reporter: JOHNSTON COUNTY IS GOING TO ADMINISTER 500 VACCINES TODAY,