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Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic for seniors 75 and older opens in Fayetteville

Posted January 8, 2021 7:24 a.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2021 7:48 a.m. EST

— On Friday, the Cumberland County Department of Public Health is offering a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Crown Expo Center, people will be able to wait inside their cars for a chance to receive one of 300 available doses.

Only healthcare workers and staff and residents from long-term care facilities who fall under Phase 1a and senior citizens 75 and older from Phase 1b, group 1, will be able to get the vaccine.

The vaccine is in limited supply and will be given to eligible patients on a first-come, first-served basis. By 6 a.m., a line had already formed, and the clinic is expected to run out of vaccines quickly. Appointments are not needed.

Both walk-up and drive-thru options are available. People who wish to leave their cars and enter the front of the Expo Center, and people who want to stay in their cars should enter through the West VIP parking lot.

Individuals should expect long lines and come prepared to wait.

Additional vaccination clinics will be held Jan. 12-13 and Jan. 15.

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