For front-line, essential workers in Mecklenburg County, it became a lot easier to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday.
The county health department opened appointments Thursday morning for members of Group 3 for March 10-31. These first-dose appointments will happen at Bojangles Coliseum as early as next week. The appointments weren’t expected to be open until 8:30 a.m., but they were available online by 7:30 a.m.
And unlike previous vaccine appointment openings, Thursday saw very few, if any, crashed websites or busy dial tones. In fact, the county told WCNC Charlotte they’d received zero reports of patients being unable to access the appointment system.
The following essential workers are part of North Carolina’s Group 3, and they include people who must work on-site and cannot do their jobs remotely:
Education and childcare
Food and agriculture
Government and community services
Healthcare and public health
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