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Appointments for Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine available this week in Greensboro and High Point
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Appointments for Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine available this week in Greensboro and High Point

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GREENSBORO — Appointments to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are available this week in Greensboro and High Point.

The appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, at Morehead Recreation Center in High Point, according to a flyer from StarMed Healthcare. StarMed is a Charlotte-based primary and urgent care practice.

Appointments may be made by calling 980-445-9818 or online at StarMed.care. The recreation center is at 101 Price St.

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In Greensboro, Christ Cathedral of the Triad and other organizations are working with Gates Pharmacy from Mount Airy to provide vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 11, according to Bishop Freddie B. Marshall. 

The vaccinations will be given at the church at 4401 Alliance Church Road.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 336-740-9784. The event is geared toward marginalized communities, such as African Americans, LatinX, Native-Americans and the homeless.

The J&J vaccine only requires one shot. Starting Wednesday, April 7, everyone 16 years and older in North Carolina will eligible, however Pfizer is the only vaccine currently offered to 16- and 17-year-olds.

CNN's Stephanie Elam recounts her experience as a participant in Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine trials in hopes of encouraging communities of color to get the vaccine.

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