Buncombe County Health and Human Services Department (BCHHS) has been working to ensure a smooth opening of the Group 3 waitlist on March 10, 2021.
BCHHS is on track with call center and waitlist upgrades that are expected to improve the end user experience. These adjustments include addressing possible surge in calls, changes to screening questions, and removal of those on the waitlist who have already received their vaccine elsewhere.
In preparation for Group 3, testing and training are underway with implementation planned and on track to meet the March 10 deadline.
Stacie Saunders, BCHHS Public Health Director, reports that vaccine operations are going well and are adapting to the many changes and demands of the vaccine rollout. “We know that essential workers are critical in our community. We have been planning to launch Group 3 on March 10 and are on track to do so. In the meantime, we continue to focus on vaccinating healthcare workers, adults 65 and older, and education staff. Vaccination efforts are going well, and we feel confident that Group 3 operations will be no different.”
This continues to be a community vaccine effort, and other providers in the area may choose to begin vaccinating those in Group 3. Residents can visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website to find other vaccine providers in our area.
To get more information on vaccine distribution for Group 3 and beyond, text “BCAlert” to 99411.