NCDHHS Chief Health Equity and Policy Officers Visit Lumbee Tribe Vaccination Site
NC Department of Health and Human Services Chief Health Equity Officer Victor Armstrong and Chief Health Policy Officer Charlene Wong, M.D., MSHP, visited the Lumbee Tribe Boys and Girls Club Walk-in Family Vaccination Site for COVID-19 vaccines Friday afternoon. This visit is part of a series of visits by N.C. health officials as well as Governor Roy Cooper to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites across the state. The visit comes as health officials encourage COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 5 and older, as well as boosters for those over the age of 16.
With colder weather and gatherings during the holiday season, vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death.
Dr. Wong said the team is really promoting families to get vaccinated as quickly as possible in N.C. to allow communities to get this pandemic behind them. She said it is wonderful to see family vaccination sites encourage families to get vaccinated together, while also receiving accurate and up to date information.
FREE COVID-19 Vaccinations are available at the Lumbee Tribe Boys & Girls Club. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for children ages 5-11, There are also vaccinations for adults as well as Vaccine boosters. The vaccinations are available this weekend on Saturday from 9am - 12pm. The address is 120 Youth Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372. For more information, visit MySpot.nc.gov or call 888-675-4567. https://youtu.be/Y31tOGqBlMo