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More appointments will be available for COVID-19 vaccination at the fairgrounds  

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is opening up another set of appointments at 9 a.m. Saturday for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building.

The appointment website is Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine, and 4,000 appointments will be available for Jan. 28-Feb. 2. At this time, Public Health is only accepting appointments for those 65 and older and healthcare workers.

All appointments on previous days have been booked. Starting on Sunday, Jan. 24, all vaccination appointments with Forsyth Public Health will take place at the Fairgrounds Education Building located at 414 Deacon Blvd. (attendees should enter off Deacon Blvd). Vaccination is by appointment only and no walk ups will be accepted.

This new mass-vaccination site will increase Public Health’s capacity for vaccination from approximately 550 a day, with the goal of ramping up to serve over 1,000 people a day.

New appointments are added weekly based on the amount of vaccine Forsyth Public Health will receiveEarlier appointments that were previously booked may also become available due to cancelationsCurrently, Public Health is not accepting phone calls for appointments but has plans to have both phone and online appointment options soon.

The website will send an email confirmation that will allow users to cancel the appointment. It’s important to either attend the appointment or cancel at least two hours ahead of time so staff can schedule someone else.

Only those who qualify should make an appointment. Screening questions will be reviewed by staff, and those who do not meet the criteria will have their appointments canceled.