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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – January 5, 2021:  Cape Fear Valley Health began a “soft launch” of the COVID-19 vaccine today for state’s Phase 1b, group 1 category, which includes individuals ages 75+.   The vaccine clinic began at 7am until the vaccine supply ran out at 2pm.

The pilot was conducted to operationally plan for needs in an effort to conduct a larger scale clinic safely and efficiently in the coming days and weeks.

On Wednesday, January 6, a limited supply of the vaccine will be offered on a “first come, first serve” basis for those fitting the state’s criteria of “Phase 1b, group 1”, ages 75+, at the Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center Auditorium from 9am – 11am.

The clinic will begin at 9am, and we ask that no one arrives before 8:30am (30 mins before), as we will not be able to accommodate lining up prior to that.  Individuals should arrive to the building from the corner of Melrose and John Carlisle Lane and look for the “Event Parking” sign for the designated parking lot.  Additionally, we have set up an automated message line, 910-615-9000, which will be updated throughout the vaccine process with the phase we are currently vaccinating, as well as our website, www.capefearvalley.com/covid19.

Healthcare workers will also be receiving their second doses throughout this week as well.

About Cape Fear Valley Health System
Cape Fear Valley Health is a 950-bed health system serving a region of more than 800,000 people in Southeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit system is the state’s 8th largest health system and made up of 7,000 team members and 850 physicians, eight hospitals, and more than 60 primary care and specialty clinics. Cape Fear Valley Health offers residencies in emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry and general surgery, as well as a transitional year internship in affiliation with the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University. For more information, visit www.CapeFearValley.com.

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