Wake Forest Baptist Health has begun scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for current patients of the health system age 65 and older at locations throughout the region.

These patients may call 336-70-COVID to schedule vaccination appointments, said Wake Forest Baptist spokesman Joe McCloskey.

Updated information is also available through patients’ myWakeHealth accounts and on the health system’s website at www.wakehealth.edu/vaccine.

“We plan to add online scheduling capabilities in the near future. It is important to remember that COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only and no walk-ins are accepted,” said McCloskey.

“If appointments are full, we will continue to add appointments and locations depending on the amount of vaccine allotted to us by the state. We are only scheduling appointments that we can accommodate based on our vaccine supply.”

McCloskey said that as Wake Forest Baptist Health continues to work with local health departments and Atrium Health on vaccination efforts, providing convenient access to residents of rural and urban areas is a top priority. He said this includes underserved communities that traditionally have experienced challenges accessing health care.

He said nearly 10,000 employees of the Wake Forest Baptist Health system have received first-dose vaccinations, and nearly 5,000 have received the second dose. Vaccination appointments are still being offered to employees, in alignment with state guidelines.

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