COVID-19 Snapshot Update: Brunswick County Health Services begins scheduling appointments for Groups 1-5 beginning March 31

03.31.2021

Brunswick County COVID-19 Snapshot Update: Brunswick County Health Services begins scheduling appointments for Groups 1-5 beginning March 31; additional first-dose appointments now available (March 31, 2021)

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Key Points

  • Brunswick County Health Services is now scheduling appointments for all adults aged 16 or older in Groups 1-5
  • Additional first-dose vaccination appointments are still available this week
  • The Brunswick County Public Health Call Line is closed Friday, April 2 for Good Friday

BOLIVIA, N.C. –Brunswick County Health Services is extending an invitation to all adults aged 16 and older the opportunity to begin scheduling appointments (as available) for COVID-19 vaccines beginning today, Wednesday, March 31.

Additional first-dose vaccination appointments are still available this week for any member of Group 1 through 5 to schedule. Individuals can schedule first dose vaccine appointments the following ways:

  • Schedule online here
  • Call the Public Health Call Line at 910.253.2339

Health Services cannot schedule appointments in person at the Brunswick County Government Complex. The Public Health Call Line is closed this Friday, April 2 to observe Good Friday. It will reopen next Monday, April 5 at 9 a.m.

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for adults over the age of 16, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines are approved for adults 18 and older. All three available vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalization and death caused by COVID-19.

Those scheduling appointments may have the option to schedule what type of vaccine they receive based on what is sent from the NCDHHS. Vaccine providers are not guaranteed to receive all three types of vaccines each week. You may have to wait for an appointment or find another clinic if you are looking for a particular vaccine type.

This updated eligibility only applies to Brunswick County Health Services. If you are trying to schedule an appointment with a different vaccine provider in the county or in North Carolina (such as a pharmacy or health clinic), check their eligibility requirements to ensure they are vaccinating your group.

More information about additional opportunities to schedule vaccine appointments and answers to frequently asked questions are at brunswickcountync.gov/vaccines

Brunswick County’s Public Health Call Line is available for those who do not have internet or computer access to schedule an appointment or for COVID-19 questions.

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.

More information about COVID-19, case counts, testing, and vaccines is on the Health Services COVID-19 webpage.

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

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