Onslow County frontline vaccinations: Am I eligible?

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — North Carolina’s first coronavirus case was reported on March 3, 2020. 

On the solemn anniversary, Onslow County is starting to vaccinate members of Group 3, essential frontline workers who are now eligible for COVID shots. Onslow County Health Director Kristen Richmond-Hoover said her workers are following state guidelines for vaccination groups. 

There’s not a detailed list to guide them on who’s eligible.   

It’s really difficult, you know we have a lot of different occupational groups that have questions about that, and kind of the stance we’re taking is if you are in person working, having contact with others and the public, we really see a need for you to have the vaccine.

Kristen Richmond-Hoover, OCHD Director

Richmond-Hoover says they’ve seen fewer calls and appointments for the previous vaccination groups. Those people are still at the top of the county’s priority list to receive shots. They are getting lots of calls from people in Group 3.

Leaders say if you want to know if you are eligible to receive a vaccination in this phase, to call the citizens phone bank at (910) 989-5027.

You can also check out the information here for additional information.

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