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Here's how to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in both NC and SC

Getting an appointment hasn't been easy. Here's a step-by-step guide for some of the biggest vaccination sites in the Carolinas

Chloe Leshner (WCNC), WLTX News Staff

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Published: 5:47 PM EST March 8, 2021
Updated: 11:25 AM EDT March 17, 2021

While more people are becoming eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, getting an appointment isn’t getting any easier. There is still a limited supply of it and the demand grows each time we move into the next group or phase of people.

Right now, in North Carolina, anyone in Groups 1, 2 or 3 are eligible. Select members of Group 4 are eligible, including adults with certain health conditions. Meanwhile, South Carolina remains in Phase 1b, a much broader group of people including adults 55 and older, front-line workers and adults with pre-existing health conditions. 

We're breaking down how you can get a vaccine appointment in the Charlotte area, and in South Carolina. Read below for the full breakdown.

Getting the vaccine in Charlotte

Getting an appointment will take a little bit of luck and a lot of patience.

Charlotte-area health departments and the two major area hospital systems have been giving the vaccine from the start. It’s where the bulk of the vaccine supply is going.

This week, Atrium Health is having a mass vaccination clinic at Bank of America Stadium for frontline essential workers. Over the weekend, they’ll give the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Johnson C. Smith University.

Right now, Novant Health is booked out until April -- but there are some tips and tricks to get an appointment sooner. Novant Health officials gave WCNC Charlotte a step-by-step guide to making an appointment.

“We recommend checking back on a regular basis as we do offer appointments real-time or if we have a cancellation,” said Pam Norton, Director of Operations for Novant Health.

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