Johnston County COVID-19 Alert Notification System

For Immediate Release:

January 5, 2021
2:45 p.m.


Smithfield, NC – The Johnston County Health Department does not have a waiting list for the general public to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  One way to assure you receive the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine is to register to receive COVID-19 information on your phone by texting COVIDJOCO to 888-777.

Examples of information sent through this free service include:

  1. News on vaccine phase
  2. Notification of vaccine clinics
  3. Testing Locations

General information about COVID-19 can be found online at or