Greensboro Coliseum reopens as a COVID-19 mass vaccination website
Greensboro Coliseum will reopen as a mass vaccination site after COVID-19 booster vaccinations were approved for some people.
Cone Health, in partnership with the Guilford County’s Department of Health, will reopen the Coliseum on three upcoming Saturdays to offer booster doses to some people who have taken the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.
Pfizer booster vaccinations are currently approved for those with compromised immune systems, at high risk of serious illness, over the age of 65, or for those who work in areas where there is a high risk of exposure to the virus.
Booster doses for those taking the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be approved later this month.
The Colosseum will also be a prime location should vaccinations for young children be approved, according to a press release from Cone Health. Pfizer is awaiting FDA approval for its vaccine to be given to children ages 5-11.
Vaccination clinics are only planned for October 16 and 30 and November 13 by appointment. The site is expected to inject up to 1,500 people per day.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify guidelines for vaccine suitability.