Guilford County advised over the weekend that they have 3800 further doses of vaccine and eligible persons may sign up for vaccine appointments starting Tuesday, February 9, 2021,  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eligible persons are still health care providers, long term care residents and those 65 years of age or older. Sign up may be done at (Email address required) or by phone 336-641-7944, option 2. The vaccination sites are still the same including Mount Zion Baptist church, High Point Community University Center and Greensboro Coliseum. No walk in appointments are allowed.

People can subscribe to updates about vaccine availability and appointment openings from the Guilford Health Department by texting GC19 (or GC19S for Spanish) to 888777. Cone Health has a wait list for vaccination that can be accessed through their web site Cone vaccine information site also has links to other county sites. Cone does not want their patients to call their individual provider offices for vaccination appointments, however some other Health organizations like Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant are allowing sign ups/information through their on-line patient charts.

Friends are also advised that unfortunately vaccination does not eliminate the need for masking, physical distancing and hand washing since data on transmissibility after vaccination are not sufficient to guarantee protection either for the vaccinated person or for the persons they are in contact with.