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Gaston County Making Plans for Vaccinating Educators

GASTONIA, N.C. – Gaston County is moving to respond to Gov. Roy Cooper’s directive today to open up COVID-19 vaccinations to educators beginning Feb. 24.

The County continues to use all the vaccine provided by the state each week, and wrapped up another successful first-dose vaccination clinic at the Gastonia Farmer’s Market today.

Due to the meager supply of vaccine, however, the county still has several thousand residents on the waiting list for vaccines who qualify for groups 1 and 2. The county is working behind the scenes with local schools and healthcare providers to devise the best possible plan for vaccinating teachers, school employees and childcare workers while also getting shots for those who are already in line.

Pre-registration is available at The county is contacting residents who have registered on Gaston Saves by email – or phone when needed – when new appointments become available.

The speed at which Gaston County can get vaccines into the arms of its residents depends in very large part at the amount of vaccine allocated each week by the state.