The health and safety of our patients and our communities are our priority. The best way to prevent infection is to continue to follow COVID-19-safe behaviors like social distancing, handwashing and wearing a mask at all times. When available, the vaccine will add an important preventive measure.
We are following state and federal guidelines on vaccine distribution. View North Carolina’s vaccine groups | Ver los grupos de vacunas de Carolina del Norte. Check back often for more information. New information will be posted here and on our social media channels.
COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event April 10
Monday, April 5, 2021 | 4:45 pm
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 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building.
Appointments for the Fairgrounds, 414 Deacon Blvd., are available by calling 336-70-COVID.
People do not need to be patients of Wake Forest Baptist or Novant Health to make an appointment.
Can't make it on April 10? Schedule an appointment with Wake Forest Baptist for a time that is convenient for you.
On Saturday, April 10, approximately 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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Availability Expanded
Monday, March 29, 2021 | 11:20 am
Wake Forest Baptist Health has COVID-19 vaccination appointments available to anyone who is currently eligible under the state’s guidelines. People do not need to be patients of Wake Forest Baptist to make an appointment.
In addition, Wake Forest Baptist patients who wish to move existing first-dose vaccination appointments up to an earlier date should call 336-70-COVID.
Wake Forest Baptist has a number of vaccination events scheduled in the coming weeks at various locations throughout the Triad.
When scheduling an appointment, it is important to remember that the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently available for those who are 16 years of age and older, while the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for those 18 years of age and older.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for NC Groups 1-4
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 4 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Health patients who are in North Carolina Vaccine Groups 1-4 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. This includes adults age 65 and older; those age 16 and older who are health care workers, teachers/childcare workers, caregivers for the medically fragile, clergy, frontline essential workers; and individuals age 16-64 with higher risk medical conditions.
Teen Vaccination Also Available
Patients who are age 16-17 are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine only, which will be administered at a designated location. To schedule a teen COVID-19 vaccination, please call 336-70-COVID.
COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities Begin to Increase
The state of North Carolina continues to open up eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations, and more vaccine is slowly becoming available. Although state vaccine supply remains limited, we continue to add appointments to our patient vaccination clinics as vaccine supply allows. We also remain committed to ensuring everyone in our communities who wants the COVID-19 vaccine has access to it.
Current eligibility for Wake Forest Baptist patients includes:
- Individuals who meet NC eligibility requirements (find your vaccine group).
- Adults who are either 65 and older, are a health care worker or long-term care staff member or resident, or are a frontline essential worker or teacher.
- Home caregivers, including family members, 18 and older, who care for a medically fragile child or adult (see NC guidelines). Home caregivers, including family members, are eligible for vaccination as health care workers. Patients should identify themselves as a health care worker when scheduling an appointment.
COVID-19 vaccination appointment options:
- Wake Forest Baptist Health patients can schedule online through myWakeHealth or by calling 336-70-COVID.
- Local health departments have various opportunities. View health department contact information.
- FEMA has also set up the Greensboro Community Vaccination Center for appointments. Learn more.
- Several workplaces will be setting up vaccination events and opportunities in the next few weeks. Please check with your employers for more information.