We are dedicated to helping control the spread of COVID-19 by keeping you informed about how to protect yourself and others. 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 phases | Ver las fases de la vacuna de Carolina del Norte. Check back often for more information. New information will be posted here and on our social media channels.

Now Vaccinating Patients 65 and Older; New Vaccine Hotline

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 5:21 pm

We are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for current Wake Forest Baptist patients age 65 and older.

Beginning Wednesday, January 20 at 8 am, patients age 65 and older may call 336-70-COVID to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Watch for more details on online scheduling capabilities coming soon!

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted.
  • Please be as flexible as possible about the location of your appointment.
  • If appointments are full, we will continue to add appointments and locations as supply allows.
  • Based on the vaccine supply we receive from the state of North Carolina, it could take months to provide the two required doses for full vaccination with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to all of our patients. We appreciate your patience.

To increase vaccine opportunities for everyone, we also are excited to partner with health departments across the region and with our colleagues in our new Atrium Health strategic combination. We encourage you to check with your local health department and this website for updates about future vaccination events.

Remember: Until public health officials tell us to act differently – even after vaccination – please continue to practice the 3 W’s – Wear a mask, Wash your hands often, and Wait 6 feet apart. 


 

Wake Forest Baptist Health Employee COVID-19 Vaccine

Employee vaccinations continue on December 23rd, 2020. 

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Wake Forest Baptist

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 11 am 

Moderna's vaccine recently received FDA authorization for emergency use. 

As with Pfizer's vaccine, we will follow a phased vaccine approach, aligned with federal and state guidance, to prioritize health care workers based on their likelihood of exposure.

Moderna Vaccine Arrival

The Moderna vaccine arrives at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases, was the first Wake Forest Baptist employee to receive the vaccine. First Wake Forest Baptist Health Employees Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 4 pm

Wake Forest Baptist Health today began offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a small pilot group of 10 employees at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases, was the first Wake Forest Baptist employee to receive the vaccine. He was joined by nine other employees from various departments within the health system.

Wake Forest Baptist plans to slowly expand vaccinations over the coming weeks to include employees at locations throughout the health system.

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin

The first Wake Forest Baptist Health employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine and talk about the importance of getting vaccinated.

Initial Vaccine Shipment Received 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center received its initial shipment of 2,925 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccineMonday, December 14, 2020 | 10:50 am 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center received its initial shipment of 2,925 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today around 7:30 a.m.

The vaccine will be stored in an ultra-low temperature (-80° C) freezer until we begin offering the vaccine to our front-line health care workers.

We will follow a phased vaccine approach, aligned with federal and state guidance, to prioritize health care workers based on their likelihood of exposure.

Timing and Distribution of Vaccine 

Wednesday, December 8, 2020 | 2:30 pm

Currently, multiple COVID-19 vaccines are in clinical trials, and 2 are close to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use. 

Although we do not know when the approved COVID-19 vaccine will be available, we do know that the vaccine supply will be limited at first. 

When we receive an approved vaccine, we will follow a phased vaccination approach. This aligns with national and state guidance to prioritize health care staff who would be eligible to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine depending on the likelihood of COVID-19 exposure. 

Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, December 8, 2020 | 10 am

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Wake Forest Baptist Health quickly established an action plan to help slow the spread of the virus and protect the health of our patients, families and employees. Now we are anticipating the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Currently, multiple COVID-19 vaccines are in clinical trials, and 2 are close to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use. Our scientists and researchers are participating in several of these vaccine trials, so our own experts will have first-hand knowledge of vaccine effectiveness and safety. 

Our Infectious Diseases, Employee Health, Pharmacy and other experts have formed a COVID-19 Vaccine Team that is working closely with local and state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep up with the latest information. Following appropriate guidelines, this team will make COVID-19 vaccine recommendations to keep our employees, patients and families, and the communities we serve safe.