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Cumberland County Extends Vaccine to All Individuals in Group 3

Mar 02, 2021

Beginning March 3, Cumberland County will extend COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to all individuals in Group 3. Group 3 is defined by North Carolina Department Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) as frontline workers in eight essential sectors:

  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Education (previously authorized)
  • Essential Goods
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Government and Community Services
  • Health Care and Public Health
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation

The Cumberland County Health Department offers free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those in Groups 1, 2 and beginning March 3, Group 3. An online form allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first dose of the vaccine.

All County clinics take place at the Crown Expo Center (1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville NC).

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Standby lane (first-come, first served in eligible groups) opens on Fridays, from 3 to 5 p.m., or as supplies last.

  • Tuesdays: 2nd dose appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No standby lane
  • Wednesdays: 1st and 2nd doses appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No standby lane
  • Fridays: 1st dose only. Appointments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standby lane from 3 to 5 p.m. for individuals eligible in Groups 1, 2, and 3 only.

Anyone receiving the first dose at the Crown Expo Center on or before Jan. 26 should request an appointment for their second dose or use the standby lane. Individuals receiving their first dose at the Crown Expo Center on or after Jan. 27 are automatically scheduled for their second dose and do not need to request an appointment.

Additional standby lanes can be added during Tuesday and Wednesday clinics due to no-show appointments. Monitor the County’s social media pages @CumberlandCountyNC or sign up for Cumberland Alerts to be notified when vaccine doses are available at the Crown Expo Center without an appointment for eligible groups.

State Clarifies Priority Groups
In addition to opening remaining sectors in Group 3, NCDHHS also announced several updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine administration.

NC plans to move to Group 4, beginning with people who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk and people who live in additional congregate settings, on March 24. This population consists of anyone with conditions that have been identified by the CDC as increasing risk for severe COVID-19 illness and anyone who is living in congregate or close group living settings who is not already vaccinated including people experiencing homelessness or living in a homeless shelter and people in a correctional facility, such as jail or prison. Learn more about Group 4.   

The State also clarified the definition of long-term care in Group 1 to include those people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Long-term care includes people receiving long-term home care for more than 30 days including Home and Community Based Services for persons with intellectual and developmental disability, private duty nursing, personal care services, and home health and hospice. Learn more about Group 1.