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Mecklenburg County will open up new COVID-19 vaccine appointments through the county’s health department and StarMed Healthcare starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The new slots are for everyone eligible in Groups 1-5, including anyone over the age of 16.

The new appointments run through April 12. Group 5 will become eligible starting on April 7 and can make an appointment on or after that day.

  • Group 1: Healthcare workers currently working in-person, and long-term care staff and residents.
  • Group 2: Anyone 65 years of age or older.
  • Group 3: Frontline essential workers who are required to be on-site for work.
  • Group 4: Residents with a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness and people who live in certain congregate settings.

    – The remainder of Group 4, including additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings, is eligible to book appointments beginning March 31.

  • Group 5: All adults are eligible to book appointments beginning April 7.

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Mecklenburg County also announced beginning April 7, the county will start releasing new coronavirus vaccine appointments weekly every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m for the following weeks.

Anyone eligible for the vaccine can book the appointments online at starmed.care or by calling 980-314-9400.

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