The first major clinic has just opened as a part of North Carolina’s recently formed “vaccination partnership” – which has a goal of vaccinating 1 million people around the Charlotte region by July 4th.
According to a press release, the Charlotte Motor Speedway will host North Carolina’s first major drive-thru vaccination clinic from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 24. They hope to vaccinate at least 16,000 people this weekend alone.
“The Speedway will literally become victory lane for thousands of North Carolinians this weekend,” said Marcus Smith, president and chief executive officer, Speedway Motorsports. “This vaccination clinic is a crucial pit stop in the race to beat the pandemic. We’re modeling our efforts off the success we had last year partnering with Atrium Health to create a drive-up testing site. People will actually drive on the racetrack and pit road before entering one of 12 vaccination lanes in the garage area. The entire process will take place without people leaving their cars.”
NEWS: As part of a public-private partnership, Atrium Health will begin administering over 16,000 vaccinations at the first of several mass vaccination events in the community beginning today, January 22, at @CLTMotorSpdwy. Learn more: https://t.co/Fq6byv0G05
— Atrium Health (@AtriumHealth) January 22, 2021