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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Update

Hello Gaston County!

We had more than 23 THOUSAND calls made to our COVID vaccination hotline yesterday. We’re also seeing an incredibly high call volume today as folks are clearly eager to sign up to get the vaccine, which is fantastic. We have already booked our capacity of 600 appointments for this Friday, Jan. 8 and we’re at capacity for next Friday, Jan. 15. We are now booking for Friday, Jan. 22 and after that will be signing up residents for a waiting list. Once the county receives more vaccine through the state, we will then schedule those individuals on the waiting list.

For the remainder of the day, our hotline will be set up to go directly to voicemail, to allow us to catch up on the hundreds of existing voicemails and email messages and get those folks registered in the order in which their calls and messages were received. We’ll reopen it in coordination with launching an online registration portal – which we hope to do as soon as tomorrow morning. We’ll keep the community updated on that on GastonSaves.com/covid19vaccine, on GastonGov.com/coronavirus and on the county’s social media channels.

We appreciate the excitement around the vaccine as well as the community’s patience as we work through this process.