Fayetteville, N.C. — A second dose-only clinic will be held Tuesday at the Crown Expo Center for people who have already received their first coronavirus vaccines.
The clinic opens at 9 a.m. and will run until 4 p.m. or until supplies run out. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be offered. Patients can use the first-come, first-served window or make an appointment online. People who register online will get an email confirming their appointment.
According to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccine doses should still be given as close together in the recommended time frame as possible — three weeks apart (21 days) for the Pfizer vaccine and four weeks apart (28 days) for the Moderna.
The Cumberland County Health Department said the doses shouldn’t be given more than six weeks apart if possible, and people shouldn’t get their second vaccine earlier than three weeks from the time they got the first dose.
On Wednesday and Friday, the Crown Expo Clinic clinic will offer first and second doses of both vaccines between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Appointments can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., then vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis until the clinic closes. Walk-ins may be accommodated before 3 p.m. depending on crowd and supply.
Eligible groups include senior citizens 65 and older, healthcare workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities. A timeline for the state’s move to Group 3 — frontline essential workers — has not been announced.
The state of North Carolina is expecting to get 145,000 vaccine doses each week.