- By Todd Luck
- Posted Saturday, September 18, 2021
COVID vaccinations with cash cards offered at Kernersville Spring Folly and other events
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will be giving COVID vaccinations with cash cards next week at the health department and at Kernersville’s Spring Folly, Sin Frontereas Health Fair and at Hanes Memorial CME’s Back to School Event.
Forsyth County Public Health is still awaiting approval and guidance for booster shots for the general public and an announcement will be made once booster shots are approved. When they become available, individuals will be able to get their booster shot from participating providers and will not need to get it from the same provider they received their first two doses from.
One hundred dollars worth of cash cards are currently available to anyone 18 and older who receives their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, and $25 cash cards are available to non-commercial drivers who takes an adult to receive their first dose. Qualifying individuals are eligible for one offer per visit. The cards are for first doses only, and each patient’s COVID vaccination history will be checked before the shot is administered or the cash card is given. Cards will be available while supplies last.
Public Health staff will be accepting walk-ups at these community vaccination events:
- Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hanes Memorial CME’s Back to School Event, 819 Highland Avenue
- Friday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Kernersville’s Spring Folly, 134 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville
- Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hanes Memorial CME Church Back to School Event, 819 Highland Avenue
- Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sin Frontereas Health Fair, 5490 Shattalon Drive
Appointments are encouraged for COVID-19 vaccinations are accepted during the week at the Public Health Department, 799 N. Highland Ave:
- Appointments are available at Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine or by calling 336-582-0800 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Mon-Fri.
- Walk-ups are also accepted Mon-Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Saturday vaccinations at the health department will be held the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m-12 p.m.
Third doses for people with moderately or severely compromised immune systems who received two doses of either Moderna or Pfizer are being administered at the health department. Individuals should consult with their physician on if they need a third dose and are encouraged to make an appointment with their specialist or at their primary care clinic.
Vaccinations are free and no ID or insurance is needed. The single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, for ages 18 and up, is currently available with a very limited supply. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine, for ages 12 and up, is available. Moderna is also available.