Various sites across Alamance County are now vaccinating those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Group 3, which includes Elon University student workers, faculty and university employees.
Who’s eligible in Group 3
In Group 3 frontline essential workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines frontline essential workers in categories that include: childcare and pre-K -12 workers, higher education and support staff, essential goods, food and agriculture, government and community service, public health, public safety and transportation.
Elon University faculty and employees are eligible to receive the vaccine. 30% of the Elon University's campus is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under frontline essential workers. Student workers fall under the "support staff" subcategory in higher education. Elon students may also be eligible for the vaccine if you work in a field that falls under Group 3 such as working at a restaurant.
Places you can make an appointment
Walgreens, 3465 S Church St., Burlington, North Carolina — This is the Walgreens on the corner of South Williamson Avenue and South Church Street, around the corner from the Food Lion grocery store. You can call (336) 584 - 3374 to schedule an appointment.
Walgreens, 2585 S Church St., Burlington, North Carolina — This is the Walgreens on the corner of Shadowbrook Drive and South Church Street, around the corner from the Harris Teeter grocery store. You can call (336) 584-7265 to schedule an appointment.
Total Care Pharmacy, 2479 S Church St., Burlington, North Carolina — This is a pharmacy down the street from Harris Teeter, across the street from Dunkin' Donuts. You can call (336) 570 - 2273 or visit their website.
Scott Community Health Center, 5270 Union Ridge Road, Burlington, North Carolina — This is a health center north of Elon. You can call to make an appointment at (336) 421-3247 or visit their website.
The Alamance County Health Department is exclusively vaccinating adults 65 years and older, health care workers, pre-K through 12th grade staff and childcare workers. You can make an appointment by calling (336) 290-0650 or by going to www.vaccinatealamance.com. The hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or until all slots are filled. If you are in this category, see more information here.
In addition to all these sites, a mass vaccination site at the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro is opening on March 10. The site will be open seven days a week. Information on scheduling appointments has not been released yet.
NCDHHS plans to begin the move to Group 4 on March 24th – which includes college students in residence halls and group living arrangements.