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.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 9:45 am
Following guidance from the CDC, FDA and the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Wake Forest Baptist Health has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
This pause is being done out of an abundance of caution while the FDA and CDC research six reported cases of patients – out of 6.8 million people in the U.S. who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – who have developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within two weeks of receiving the vaccine.
Since we were not planning to use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for any upcoming appointments in the near future, this pause will not affect current vaccination appointments at Wake Forest Baptist Health. We continue to offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with appointments currently available by calling 336-70-COVID (ages 16 and up) or online through myWakeHealth (ages 18 and up).
Read FAQs about possible side effects, upcoming vaccine appointments and how we’re adhering to the latest CDC, FDA and NC Department of Health and Human Services guidance.
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.