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Gaston County Public Health Begins Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations

GASTONIA, N.C. – Beginning Wednesday, Gaston County’s Public Health Department will begin offering all three COVID-19 vaccines for residents on a drop-in basis.

The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for residents 18 and over and the Pfizer vaccine is available for children as young as 12.

The walk-in vaccination opportunities will be available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the health department facility at 991 W. Hudson Blvd., in Gastonia. The health department is offering these options after completing more than five months’ worth of mass vaccinations at the Gastonia Farmer’s Market and Eastridge Mall parking lot as part of a partnership with Gaston Emergency Medical Services and the Gaston County Office of Emergency Management and Fire Services.

The vaccines are free, regardless of insurance status. Those entering the health department will be required to wear a mask during the duration of their visit there.

In addition, Public Health is working to bring vaccines out in the community, with an event scheduled for tomorrow at CaroMont Health Park from 6-8 p.m. during the Gastonia Honey Hunters game against the York Revolution. A pop-up clinic is also scheduled for Friday, June 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaston County Public Library Main Branch, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., in Gastonia.

More pop-up events at other library branches and other community events will be announced on social media in the days and weeks ahead as the Public Health department works to make vaccination opportunities easy and accessible for anyone in the community.

More information about vaccination opportunities can be found at GastonSaves.com.

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