Vaccine shipment allows UNC Health Southeastern to ramp-up vaccinations
UNC Health Southeastern will receive a shipment of 1,300 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines this week, enabling the health system to restore all vaccination appointments that were postponed last week due to supply shortages as well as accept new vaccination appointments.
The health system is in the process of contacting all patients whose vaccination appointments were postponed by telephone to offer new appointments.
In order to meet the demand of a larger quantity of vaccines while continuing to honor second-dose vaccinations, UNC Health Southeastern will be opening a third vaccination site Wednesday afternoon, Southeastern COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at The Oaks, which is located at 725 Oakridge Boulevard, Suite A1. This site is in addition to vaccination sites on Elm Street in Lumberton and Candy Park Road in Pembroke.
“We are very pleased with this new supply of vaccine and encourage the community to take advantage of its availability,” said Jason Cox, UNC Health Southeastern Vice President and COO. “Delaying vaccination may mean missing out on an opportunity to get this proven protection from the virus. We believe that Robeson County’s racial diversity has afforded us this opportunity to offer more vaccines to more people throughout our region over the coming days.”
Individuals age 65 and over and healthcare workers who would like to schedule a first-dose vaccine appointment may call (910) 671-5395 or email their name, date of birth and phone number to email@example.com to request an appointment in Lumberton or Pembroke. The health system will soon be announcing an option to self-schedule for first dose appointments through a link on its website.
Patients will need to bring their insurance card and a state issued identification card such as a driver’s license. Patients are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing.