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Nearly 5 million North Carolinians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
But cases are surging, and we must keep up the fight, until all of us are safe from the virus. As long as parts of our state remain unvaccinated, COVID-19 will continue to spread.
Every vaccine protects our community and supports our healthcare workers.
The vaccines are safe and effective. Protect yourself and your loved ones today.
Have concerns about the vaccine? Ask your doctor what’s best for you.
Who can get a vaccine?
Individuals 12 years old and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Those 18 and up can receive any of the three authorized vaccines, and adolescents 12-17 years old can receive the Pfizer vaccine.
How do I get a vaccine?
You can receive a vaccine at hospitals, local health departments, long-term care facilities, clinics, pharmacies, and other settings. To find out where you can take your shot, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call the NCDHHS COVID-19 line at 18774906642.
COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
- The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone for free, whether or not you have health insurance.
- The vaccines approved for emergency use have been thoroughly tested, reviewed, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- You do not need to show ID and proof of citizenship is not required.
- If you receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you will need two shots – after your first dose, you will need to come back 3 to 4 weeks later for a second dose. You will get a printed card and email reminder of when to get your second dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.
- You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. You may have temporary side effects like a sore arm, headache, or feeling tired and achy for a day or two after receiving the vaccine.
For more vaccine information, please visit North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services.