Novant taking COVID shot walk-ins this weekend, opens third Charlotte-area vaccine site

Hannah Smoot
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Novant Health is scheduled to open another COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Charlotte area, according to the hospital system.

The vaccination clinic will open Monday at 17220 Northcross Drive, Suite 110 in Huntersville. The site will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

And for the first time, the hospital system will be accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 shots at its Independence Boulevard vaccination clinic this Saturday.

The clinic at 6070 E. Independence Blvd. has about 1,000 open vaccination appointments, Novant said Friday. The clinic will be open Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Novant also operates a vaccination site at 3149 Freedom Drive.

The Independence location is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the Freedom Drive site is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plans for the Huntersville site

The Huntersville location will be able to vaccinate up to 500 people a day, depending on vaccine supply, according to Novant.

The clinics typically offer vaccines by appointment only.

Anyone age 16 and up can sign up for an appointment with Novant Health through MyChart.

Novant Health’s newest COVID vaccination clinic in the Charlotte area will open Monday at 17220 Northcross Drive, Suite 110 in Huntersville.
Novant Health’s newest COVID vaccination clinic in the Charlotte area will open Monday at 17220 Northcross Drive, Suite 110 in Huntersville.

COVID testing site closes

Last week, the hospital system announced it would close its mass COVID-19 testing centers in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, due to decreased demand.

The hospital system will still offer COVID-19 tests at Novant Health primary care and pediatric clinics, and at Novant Health GoHealth Urgent Care clinics.

More than 229,000 people are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in Mecklenburg County as of Friday, according to state Department of Health and Human Services.

And nearly one-third of Mecklenburg County residents are at least partially vaccinated, state data show.