Editor’s note: This story originally published March 5 at 2:30 p.m.. It was updated at 5 p.m. to include new information that became available about which company will be providing the vaccine doses, and it was updated April 19 to reflect extension of the site through May 27.
North Carolinians in the Triad have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose at a federally-supported mass vaccination event at the Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro through May 27. Appointment scheduling opened March 5 at GSOmassvax.org and phone scheduling is available at 888-675-4567.
The operation offers 3,000 doses per day in three ways: a drive-through clinic in the parking lot, an in-person clinic inside the mall and community partner sites throughout the region. All doses originally required an appointment but walk-ups are now accepted.
The community partner sites are designed “to help make sure we get the vaccine to the underserved marginalized populations that they’re really trying to target with this operation,” said Keith Acree, spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
The center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and serves all North Carolinians.
Individuals receive the Pfizer vaccine, and the doses provided are in addition to the state’s regular allocation from the federal government. Recipients of the Pfizer vaccines will need to return to the site to receive their second doses.
The site is managed by federal employees, primarily Department of Defense staff, with assistance from county officials, DPS, the state Department of Health and Human Services and the NC National Guard.