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Joint mass vaccination event planned for March 12-14 

Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health will hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination event on March 12-14 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building for healthcare workers, seniors and essential frontline workers.

Appointments for the event will be available starting on Friday, March 5, at Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine. Public Health’s appointment call center will be open March 8 and 9 to take appointments at 336-360-5260. Staff from all three organizations will administer doses from the initial 9,000 dose shipment the organizations received of the new Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, which is a single-shot vaccine. All three vaccines that are now available are built on years of research and have been proven to be effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Novant Health requested the Janssen vaccine on behalf of all three organizations. Novant received the vaccine on Wednesday and then transferred it to Forsyth County Public Health for the event.