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Pharmacist Stephanie Larsen prepares a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at a clinic for Central Carolina Hospital staff and volunteers last month.

Vaccinations at Central Carolina Hospital were postponed Monday due to a shortage of vaccine doses, according to spokeswoman Anna Manning.

Although hospital staff had planned to begin administering vaccines Monday, inclement weather late last week delayed a shipment of vaccine, Manning said.

The hospital’s vaccine clinic will resume Tuesday after more vaccines are shipped from another hospital in the Duke LifePoint System.

The hospital and Lee County Health Department are currently vaccinating healthcare workers, staff and residents of long-term care facilities, and adults age 65 or older. Teachers, childcare workers and other school staff will begin receiving the vaccine Wednesday, Manning said.

In order to get the vaccine, eligible Lee County residents must make an appointment. To register, people should call 919-777-7999 and leave a message with their name, date of birth and phone number. Participants can expect a call back within one day to schedule an appointment, the news release stated.

On the day of the appointment, people should arrive at the hospital’s front entrance to register and get their temperature checked. Face masks are required and people should practice social distancing.

Hospital staff ask that participants do not arrive more than 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled appointment in order to keep the number of people in waiting rooms low. Participants should also plan to stay for 10 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring, the release stated.

Visit http://bit.ly/CCHcovidvaccinefaq for more information about the vaccine.