Brunswick County COVID-19 Update: Some Friday second dose vaccinations rescheduled to next week due to inclement weather delaying vaccine shipments (Feb. 18, 2021)

02.18.2021

Brunswick County COVID-19 Update: Some Friday second dose vaccinations rescheduled to next week due to inclement weather delaying vaccine shipments (Feb. 18, 2021)

Key Points

  • Some individuals scheduled for second dose appointments this Friday, Feb. 19 will receive email and phone notifications if their appointment is rescheduled
  • If you do not receive an email nor an automated phone call, your second dose appointment for Feb. 19 will continue as scheduled
  • All first dose appointments set for Friday, Feb. 19 will continue as scheduled

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – Some appointments for second dose vaccinations originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 at the Brunswick County mass vaccination clinic will be rescheduled due to inclement weather in the southeast part of the country delaying vaccine delivery times to local providers.

You do not need to take any action to determine if your second dose appointment is affected. Here’s how we’ll notify affected individuals:

  • If your Feb. 19 second dose appointment is rescheduled, you will receive an email and an automated phone message informing you of your new appointment date.
  • We will reschedule your second dose appointment for Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the same time; please be aware, however, that our ability to deliver your second dose is completely dependent on our receipt of the Moderna vaccine prior to your appointment.  If we need to reschedule again, we will notify you and ask that you accept our apologies in advance for the inconvenience.
  • If you do not receive an email nor an automated phone call, your second dose appointment will continue Feb. 19 as scheduled.

All first dose appointments set for Friday, Feb. 19 at the mass vaccination clinic are unaffected and will continue as scheduled. Details concerning first and second dose appointments in the fourth week of February (Feb. 22-26) will be announced later this week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an optimal window of time for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; any second dose appointment rescheduled to next week are still within that timeframe.

Individuals are encouraged to keep their new appointment time if possible. Rescheduled individuals do not need to take any action to keep the new appointment time; they are automatically added to the schedule.

If you cannot make the new appointment and need to reschedule, call Novant Health Care Connections at 855-NH-VAC4U where you will give your information to be contacted.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least six feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. Remember to still practice the Three Ws—wear, wait and wash—even if you already received your vaccination.

Worried about your appointment? Here’s what to keep in mind.
  • In the event your appointment needs to be rescheduled, you will receive direct communication over the phone and by email. If your appointment is rescheduled, you will receive an email and an automated phone message informing you of your new appointment date.
  • Wait for the call and email. While our Public Health Call Line team members are exceptionally helpful, they do not have information to tell you whether your appointment is rescheduled. Wait for the automated call and email to tell you if your appointment is rescheduled. This will save you from waiting on the phone to speak with someone.
  • If your second dose is rescheduled, it will still be effective. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

Find the latest information and updates about vaccines at brunswickcountync.gov/vaccines

More information about the virus, testing, and vaccines are on the Health Services COVID-19 webpage.

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County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033