COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered Wednesday only at the 700 building of Halifax Community College beginning at 8:30 a.m.
There will be 375 vaccinations offered due to the limited allowance of vaccines from the state.
The Halifax County Health Department is implementing a modified drive-through scheduling system in which a card with a timed appointment will be given for the same-day vaccine.
These cards will be provided on a first-come, first-basis.
All appointment cards are usually distributed by 7:30 a.m. so the health department advises arriving early to secure an appointment.
Participants must enter the college via the Country Club Road entrance and follow the signs posted to the 700 building.
The health department continues to vaccinate groups 1 and 2 only.
Group 1 includes:
Healthcare workers caring for and working directly with patients with COVID-19, including staff responsible for cleaning and maintenance in those areas
Healthcare workers administering the vaccine
Long-term care staff and residents – people in skilled nursing facilities and in adult, family and group homes.
Group 2 includes anyone 65 years and older, regardless of health status or living situation.
If you are unable to walk, the health department will come and vaccinate you while you remain in your car.
A fillable CVMS Recipient Registration Form can be downloaded by clicking this link.
It is not mandatory to complete the registration form prior to arrival for the vaccine but it is available for those who want to complete it before arrival.
The forms will also be available at the vaccination site.
The health department advises people to wait two weeks from the last vaccination of any kind before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Updated Halifax County stats
Today the health department added 20 positive cases of the novel coronavirus which brings the cumulative total since March to 4,078.
There have been 74 related deaths.
There continues to be a sustained increase in the number of positive cases. The health department continues to advise residents to practice social distancing, wash hands frequently and wear a facial covering.
The health department reported Monday there were 1,472 total positive cases of which 1,333 have recovered. There were 76 active cases. There have been 63 related deaths.