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Lake Junaluska to serve as site for Haywood County COVID-19 vaccination clinics


UPDATE: Due to the threat of thunderstorms and high winds, the clinic schduled for Thursday, March 18, will be held instead as part of an extended clinic on Friday, March 19. The clinic on March 19 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Haywood County will be making all notificaitons related to appointment times or updates.

Lake Junaluska will serve as a site for Haywood County COVID-19 vaccination clinics on March 16, 18 and 19. The drive-through, mass vaccination clinics will be held at the parking lot of Lambuth Inn, and are by appointment only. Citizens can pre-register for appointments at See additional details below from Haywood County Emergency Services.

When are the mass vaccination clinics happening?

  • Tuesday, March 16, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 18, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 19, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where are the vaccinations happening?
Lambuth Inn parking lot

Is the vaccination site open to the public?
No. The vaccination clinics are by appointment only. Citizens can pre-register for appointments at

Who is being vaccinated?
People age 65 and up, and Haywood County teachers and school staff.

If someone has vaccine appointment questions, what is the official source for answers?

● Haywood County COVID vaccine hotline: 828-356-2019

● COVID information page:

Which entrance should those with clinic appointments use?
Use the Entrance at US-19 / Dellwood Road. Take North Lakeshore Drive all the way to Lambuth Inn.

Will the bridge be open to cars during clinic days/times?

Can I still walk, jog, kayak and fish at Lake Junaluska during the clinics?
Yes. All recreation activities will continue as usual, but you may experience higher than usual traffic.

What streets should residents avoid (if possible)?
There will be increased activity on North Lakeshore Drive from US-19 to Lambuth Inn, on Hagood Road, Lambuth Drive, and in the parking area between Chapel Drive and the lake.

Why are there so many emergency vehicles in the area of Lake Junaluska?
Residents and visitors can expect increased traffic from emergency vehicles (including ambulances, emergency management trucks, and trailers, and staff vehicles) throughout the week in support of the mass vaccination clinics.

Some equipment related to the clinic will remain at Lambuth Inn all week and the hotel area will be blocked off to the public when not in use for the clinics.

A map showing the traffic pattern for the vaccination clinic is available at the PDF icon above.


Lake Junaluska Communications
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