Saturday: WSOC-TV community collaboration COVID-19 vaccination clinic

CHARLOTTE — A community collaboration among WSOC-TV, Telemundo Charlotte, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department and Northside Baptist Church is working to help residents register for COVID-19 vaccinations.

The partnering organizations have been signing up residents for a vaccination event that Mecklenburg County will facilitate Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Camp North End, 1803 N Graham St., Charlotte, North Carolina 28206.

All COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 by creating an antibody response without sickness.

Getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

If this is dose 2 of your Pfizer vaccine, then no registration is required. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination record card to the event.

For dose-1 recipients, you can choose which vaccine you will receive at the event (Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer).

Mecklenburg County Public Health will provide the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID vaccine at no cost to you at this event.


Free Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) transportation

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is announcing free rides on all CATS transit services Saturday, May 8. In coordination with Mecklenburg County Public Health, this day of fare-free transit will provide the Charlotte community with greater access to Saturday’s mass vaccination event at Camp North End.

From the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) in Uptown, riders should utilize the Route 22-Graham Street to access the Camp North End vaccination site.

CATS will also provide Express bus service directly to Camp North End. Route 77X-North Mecklenburg Express will run every hour between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will serve four park-and-rides including Davidson-Gateway, Cornelius, Huntersville-Northcross and Huntersville-Gateway.

If you have any questions, email or call 980-314-9400 option 3 (English) or option 8 (Spanish).

If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte public affairs manager, at