Burney Center COVID-19 virus vaccine clinic reopens to Wilmington community

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

Following a pause in operations to review the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, UNC Wilmington’s vaccination clinic has reopened. Additionally, the clinic is now expanded to anyone in the Wilmington community 18-years-old and up. 

The clinic, located in the Burney Center, will reopen on April 27 with appointments available from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hours of operation around lunch and the early evening will also be expanded for the community’s convenience.

People can sign up on the SignUp Genius page. To register people will need to provide their name, email address, date of birth, employee or student ID number (if applicable) and mobile phone number. 

For non-students, faculty and staff, people can write either “community member” or the name of their student, faculty, staff or retiree relative in the ID section. 

“The CDC completed its review of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and released the pause, allowing us to resume our vaccination clinic. We encourage members of the university community to be vaccinated before the end of the semester to help protect yourself, family and friends. With the one-dose vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive it,” as stated in the announcement.

To learn more about the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please visit the FDA’s fact sheet page. Additional vaccine locations in Wilmington can be found here.