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7,500 appointments available at joint vaccination event planned for April 10   

Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health will hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination event for individuals 18 years of age and older on Saturday, April 10. The event will be held at two locations: the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building and Novant Health’s mass vaccination site at Hanes Mall.

Appointments for Fairgrounds, 414 Deacon Blvd., are now available at https://beatcovid.wakehealth.edu/preregistrationWSFG410.cfm Appointments at Novant Health’s Hanes Mall location can be scheduled at GetVaccinated.org.

Forsyth Public HealthNovant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health are also scheduling first dose appointments during the week for their normal vaccine operations using other vaccines.

On Saturday, April 10approximately 7,500 doses will be available from a shipment the three organizations received of the Johnson Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, which is a single shot vaccine.  All three vaccines that are now available are built on years of research and have been proven to be effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths. 

It’s important for those who book an appointment to either attend the appointment or to cancel or reschedule at least two hours ahead of time so staff can schedule someone else. Those who need to cancel should follow the instructions in their appointment confirmation email. 

Vaccinations are the best way to contain COVID-19 and protect against the disease. Currently, 23 percent of Forsyth County residents 18 years of age and older have been fully vaccinated. On Wednesday, April 7, every adult in North Carolina will be eligible to get the vaccine.