COVID-19 vaccines now offered at hospital discharge
On Monday, July 12, UNC Health Southeastern began offering first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations for hospitalized and emergency department patients upon discharge. Patients are asked during discharge planning if they would like to receive the vaccine. If a patient chooses to receive the vaccine before being discharged, arrangements will be made to schedule their second-dose vaccine in an outpatient setting either at a UNC Health Southeastern clinic or at a location of the patient’s choosing.
“This is just one more way we are trying to ensure that our patients have an opportunity to conveniently get vaccinated against COVID-19 while they are here,” said Renae Taylor, UNC Health Southeastern Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive. “Through the efforts of our nursing, information technology, and pharmacy teams, we have put processes in place to offer our patients this potentially life-saving measure as we continue the fight against this virus that is still prevalent in our region.”
COVID-19 vaccinations are also available for individuals ages 12 and over during appointments at most UNC Health Southeastern primary care clinics as well as some walk-in clinics. To learn more, call (910) 671-5395.