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Speedway Vaccination event

Source: Kevin McCarthy / Atrium Health

This weekend Atrium Health is hoping to administer over 16,000 vaccinations to people who are at least 65 years of age at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“We have hundreds of people working together at this event and we are just thrilled to be here at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and we will be here all weekend.” said Becky Fox, Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Atrium Health.

“The Speedway will literally become victory lane for thousands of North Carolinians this weekend,” said Marcus Smith, president and chief executive officer, Speedway Motorsports.

“This vaccination clinic is a crucial pit stop in the race to beat the pandemic. We’re modeling our efforts off the success we had last year partnering with Atrium Health to create a drive-up testing site. People will actually drive on the racetrack and pit road before entering one of 12 vaccination lanes in the garage area. The entire process will take place without people leaving their cars.”

Speedway Vaccination event

Source: Kevin McCarthy / Atrium Health

The mass vaccination clinics will run from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 24. Appointments are required to receive a vaccination, and vaccinations will not be available without confirmation of a spot.

The speedway is the first of two mass vaccination sites, Bank of America Stadium will host a similar vaccination event in the near future.

Appointments for all Atrium Health vaccination locations and events can be scheduled on its MyAtriumHealth platform on the health system’s website or via its app.