Vidant Health expands access to COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 16 and older

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WAVY) — Starting April 1, Vidant Health is expanding residents’ access to the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 16 and older.

Residents 16 and older and schedule an appointment visiting or by calling 252-847-8000.

Vidant currently offers the vaccine at a variety of locations throughout eastern North Carolina, including the Vidant/Pitt County Large-Scale Vaccine Clinic at the Greenville Convention Center. .

Health officials encourage residents to wear a mask, social distance and wash hands. Those who receive the vaccine should still practice these important safety measures.

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