HAVELOCK, N.C (WNCT) — This upcoming weekend, CarolinaEast Medical Center is hosting a vaccination clinic in an underserved community. The clinic is free and anyone aged 12 and over is eligible, whether it’s your first dose, second, or booster shot.
It’s being hosted at the Harlowe Community Center in Havelock on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
The clinic is part of a continued push from local hospitals and medical professionals to get the community vaccinated. The Director of Pharmacy at CarolinaEast, Jenelle Butz, said they saw an immediate need in the Harlowe community due to poor access and transportation.
CarolinaEast is encouraging parents to bring their of-age children to get vaccinated. They say they are starting to see children younger and younger testing positive for COVID-19.
“We are anxiously awaiting that age to drop to 5 and older, which we anticipate it will probably be by October time range,” Butz said.