RALEIGH – FEMA and Gov. Roy Cooper today announced the establishment of a COVID-19 vaccination center in Greensboro at Four Seasons Town Centre that will open on March 10 for an eight-week period.
The center will operate seven days a week with the capacity to provide up to 3,000 vaccinations per day, with options for drive-thru service in the parking lot and walk-in service in the space formerly occupied by a Dillard’s department store.
FEMA categorizes the location as a Type 2 vaccination center. It will also support additional sites and mobile vaccination clinics in communities of need in Guilford and surrounding counties.
“This federally supported vaccine center will help North Carolina get more shots in arms and assist us in reaching more underserved communities,” said Gov. Cooper.
The federal government will provide the center’s vaccine supply, which will be in addition to North Carolina’s weekly allotment from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
“We are excited that a federal community vaccination center is coming to North Carolina,” said Mike Sprayberry, State Emergency Management Director. “We are working with our local, state and federal partners to be ready to administer vaccines starting March 10 in a safe and efficient process.”
“Greensboro is pleased to play a vital role in vaccinating the general public,” said Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan. “We look forward to working with the Biden, Cooper and Guilford County health departments as we continue to focus on vaccination, prevention and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Through those coordinated efforts we can keep businesses in business and send our students back to school full time.”
The site will be staffed by federal personnel, mostly from the Department of Defense. It will be supported with resources and personnel from Guilford County, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, to include the Division of Emergency Management and the North Carolina National Guard, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Support services will include logistics, information technology, data entry, emergency medical services and security.
Appointments will be required for vaccination at the site and will be available through a central system and through community partners to ensure access among marginalized populations. Information on scheduling appointments will be released in the coming days.
The Biden Administration has announced 18 federally-established community vaccination centers, with the ability to administer a total of 61,000 shots per day at full capacity.