New Hanover County Public Health is offering free, walk-up COVID-19 vaccines to the community. People can choose which vaccine they would like. NHC vaccine clinics will provide:
Vaccine clinics are offered at the following locations:
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You can find more local vaccine providers and COVID-19 vaccine appointment information at MySpot.NC.gov
Getting a vaccine is easy, free, and includes a 15-minute observation time after you receive your vaccine. No documentation or information is needed for those receiving their first dose of the vaccine.
Anyone who needs their second dose of the vaccine, and does not already have a scheduled appointment, can walk-up at one of these vaccine sites without an appointment. Please take note of the vaccine being offered at each site and select the one with the vaccine you need. Remember to bring your vaccination card to your second dose so it can be completed. If you received your first dose out of state, you will need to bring proof of your first dose to the walk-up site (i.e., your vaccination card or documentation from the state or entity where you received your first dose of the vaccine).
All approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19.
The vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death from the COVID-19 virus. The more people who are vaccinated as soon as possible, the less opportunity the virus has to spread and form new variants. Getting vaccinated will help us get closer to herd immunity and help us end this pandemic.
Side effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, just like with any other vaccine, are typically minor and short-lived; and some people experience no side effects at all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists nine common side effects of the vaccine, including pain, redness and swelling at the injection site along with tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea. These are all normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus and should go away within a few days. The benefits of getting a vaccine far outweigh any possible short-term side effects that may be experienced. Learn more on the CDC’s website here.
Safe 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.
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.