COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine InformationVaccination Appointments (Get Your Spot)

Appointments are now open for the COVID-19 vaccine  through New Hanover County Public Health:

  • Groups 1-5: Any individual 16 & over who wants a vaccine

There are two ways to schedule appointments:

💻 Online at signupgenius.com/go/nhcvaccine (click the button below and the tabs at the top of the sign-up page for each available location)

📞 Call the Coronavirus Call Center: 910-798-6800, open Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5 pm

Appointments for Pfizer (approved for 16 and older) are available through New Hanover County Public Health on:

  • Monday, April 12: MLK Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 13: MLK Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 13: Health & Human Services, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 13: Independence Mall, noon to 6:30 p.m.

Walk-up Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)  vaccines (approved for 18 and older) are available through New Hanover County Public Health:

  • Monday, April 12: Health and Human Services Building, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., while supplies last. No appointment needed.

Make and appointment online - Citas para la vacuna del COVID-19


El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de New Hanover esta ofreciendo citas para la vacuna del COVID-19 (Pfizer) a:

  • Grupos 1 – 5: Las vacunas contra el COVID-19 estaìn disponibles para todas las personas mayores de 16 años 

Para un cita de vacunación:

Make and appointment online - Citas para la vacuna del COVID-19


Vaccine InformationSafe and effective vaccines are helping us defend against the COVID-19 virus, and New Hanover County Public Health is actively working to serve our entire community based on the NCDHHS state vaccination plan. While these vaccine efforts are underway, please continue practicing the 3 Ws – Wear a face covering, Wash your hands and Wait six feet apart.

 

NHC Public Health is currently vaccinating:

  • Groups 1 – 5: Any individual 16 & over who wants a vaccine

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people age 16 and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for adults 18 and older.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots a set number of days apart. Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine.


Actualmente, Salud Publica del condado de New Hanover mantiene su esfuerzo de vacunación enfocado en:

  • Grupos 1 – 5: Las vacunas contra el COVID-19 estaìn disponibles para todas las personas mayores de 16 años

La vacuna Pfizer está aprobada para personas de 16 años y mayores, mientras que las vacunas Moderna y Johnson & Johnson están aprobadas para adultos de 18 años y mayores.

Las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna requieren dos inyecciones en un número determinado de días de diferencia. Johnson & Johnson es una vacuna de una dosis.

Información en Español aquí

Group 5

Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions


Group Definitions

Group 1: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff and residents

  • Health care workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities (note: this also includes people receiving long-term home care for more than 30 days including Home and Community-Based Services for persons with intellectual and developmental disability, private duty nursing, personal care services, and home health and hospice).

Learn more about Group 1

Group 2: Older adults

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

Learn more about Group 2

Group 3: Frontline essential workers

Frontline essential workers are people who:

  • Must be in-person at their place of work
  • Work in one of the eight essential sectors listed below:
    • Critical manufacturing (medical supplies or equipment, products for food or agricultural supply)
    • Education (K-12 teacher and support staff, child care staff, college and university instructors and support staff)
    • Essential goods (grocery stores and pharmacies)
    • Food and agriculture (meat packing, food processing, farm workers, migrant farm/fishery workers, food distribution, restaurant workers)
    • Government and community services (U.S. Postal Service, court workers, elected officials, clergy, homeless shelter staff)
    • Health care and public health (including social workers)
    • Public safety (Firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, corrections workers, security officers, public agency workers responding to abuse and neglect)
    • Transportation (Public transit workers, DMV workers, transportation maintenance technicians, highway infrastructure workers)

Learn more about Group 3

Group 4: Adults at high risk for exposure and increased risk of severe illness

  • Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
  • Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
  • Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in:
    • Transportation and logistics
    • Food Service
    • Shelter & Housing (e.g., construction)
    • Finance (e.g., bank tellers)
    • IT & Communications
    • Energy
    • Media
    • Legal
    • Public Safety (e.g., Engineers)
    • Water & Wastewater

Learn more about Group 4

Group 5: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination

We expect this vaccination event to take several months, so it is important to be patient and to continue the protective measures already in place throughout this process, regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccines are one way to prevent serious illness from spreading, but it’s important to remember that it is not a cure or the end of COVID-19. To keep everyone safe, we must continue to use every tool in our toolkit – wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing our hands, staying home if sick, and other daily protective measures. We expect this vaccination event to take several months, so it is important to be patient and to continue the protective measures already in place throughout this process, regardless of vaccination status.

Health: 1650 Greenfield Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-3500 • Fax 910-798-7834 • Human Services Fax 910-798-7824
Environmental Health: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6667 • Fax 910-798-7815
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