COVID-19 Vaccine

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The New Hanover County Pandemic Operations team is offering free COVID-19 vaccines & boosters to the community.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made at TakeMyShot.NC.gov. Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

Initial vaccines, boosters, and kids’ vaccines are available:

  • Pfizer
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 5 & older; note: kids aged 5-11 receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
    • Three-dose vaccine, approved for children 6 months to 4 years of age
  • Moderna
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 & older
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for children 6 months to 17 years of age
  • Johnson & Johnson
    • One-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 & older
  • Novavax
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 & older

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for children 15 years old and younger to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

NHC vaccine clinics are offered on the following dates and locations:

Aug
19
Fri
COVID-19 Testing Clinic @ HHS Pandemic Operations Center
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations team is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing to the community.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made online here. Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

If you have questions about testing or need help making an appointment, contact the Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


El equipo de Operaciones de la Pandemia del Condado de New Hanover ofrece pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 a la comunidad en el Centro de Operaciones de la Pandemia del HHS.

Se recomienda hacer citas para garantizar que se pueda administrar una prueba, ya que solo habrá una cantidad limitada de pruebas disponibles cada día. No se requiere identificación, prueba de seguro médico o documentos específicos. Las pruebas son gratuitas.

Si tiene preguntas sobre las pruebas o necesita ayuda para programar una cita, comuníquese con el Centro de llamadas de coronavirus al 910-798-6800, abierto de lunes a viernes de 8 a. m. a 5 p. m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ HHS Pandemic Operations Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations team  is offering free COVID-19 vaccines & boosters to the community.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made at TakeMyShot.NC.gov. Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

Initial vaccines, boosters, and kids’ vaccines are available:

  • Pfizer
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 5 & older; note: kids aged 6 months -11 years receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
    • Three-dose vaccine, approved for children 6 months to 4 years of age
  • Moderna
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 6 months & older; note: kids aged 6 months -11 years receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
  • Johnson & Johnson – one-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 & older

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for children aged 6 months -15 years to receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.


El equipo de Operaciones de la Pandemia del Condado de New Hanover está ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas contra el COVID-19 a la comunidad.

Se recomiendan las citas y se pueden hacer en TakeMyShot.NC.gov. También se acomodarán “walk-ins” sin cita previa.

Las vacunas iniciales, los refuerzos y las vacunas para niños están disponibles:

  • Pfizer
    • Vacuna de dos dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 5 años o más; nota: los niños de 6 meses a 11 años reciben una dosis más pequeña que la dosis para adultos
    • Vacuna de tres dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 6 meses a 4 años
  • Moderna
    • Vacuna de dos dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 6 meses años o más; nota: los niños de 6 meses a 11 años reciben una dosis más pequeña que la dosis para adultos
  • Johnson & Johnson  – vacuna de una dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona mayor de 18 años

Se requiere el consentimiento de un padre o tutor legal para que los niños de 6 meses a 15 años reciban un vacuna Pfizer o Moderna COVID-19.

Aug
22
Mon
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ HHS Pandemic Operations Center
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations team  is offering free COVID-19 vaccines & boosters to the community.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made at TakeMyShot.NC.gov. Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

Initial vaccines, boosters, and kids’ vaccines are available:

  • Pfizer
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 5 & older; note: kids aged 6 months -11 years receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
    • Three-dose vaccine, approved for children 6 months to 4 years of age
  • Moderna
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 6 months & older; note: kids aged 6 months -11 years receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
  • Johnson & Johnson – one-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 & older

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for children aged 6 months -15 years to receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.


El equipo de Operaciones de la Pandemia del Condado de New Hanover está ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas contra el COVID-19 a la comunidad.

Se recomiendan las citas y se pueden hacer en TakeMyShot.NC.gov. También se acomodarán “walk-ins” sin cita previa.

Las vacunas iniciales, los refuerzos y las vacunas para niños están disponibles:

  • Pfizer
    • Vacuna de dos dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 5 años o más; nota: los niños de 6 meses a 11 años reciben una dosis más pequeña que la dosis para adultos
    • Vacuna de tres dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 6 meses a 4 años
  • Moderna
    • Vacuna de dos dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 6 meses años o más; nota: los niños de 6 meses a 11 años reciben una dosis más pequeña que la dosis para adultos
  • Johnson & Johnson  – vacuna de una dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona mayor de 18 años

Se requiere el consentimiento de un padre o tutor legal para que los niños de 6 meses a 15 años reciban un vacuna Pfizer o Moderna COVID-19.

Aug
23
Tue
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ HHS Pandemic Operations Center
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations team  is offering free COVID-19 vaccines & boosters to the community.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made at TakeMyShot.NC.gov. Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

Initial vaccines, boosters, and kids’ vaccines are available:

  • Pfizer
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 5 & older; note: kids aged 6 months -11 years receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
    • Three-dose vaccine, approved for children 6 months to 4 years of age
  • Moderna
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 6 months & older; note: kids aged 6 months -11 years receive a smaller dose than the adult dose
  • Johnson & Johnson – one-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 & older

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for children aged 6 months -15 years to receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.


El equipo de Operaciones de la Pandemia del Condado de New Hanover está ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas contra el COVID-19 a la comunidad.

Se recomiendan las citas y se pueden hacer en TakeMyShot.NC.gov. También se acomodarán “walk-ins” sin cita previa.

Las vacunas iniciales, los refuerzos y las vacunas para niños están disponibles:

  • Pfizer
    • Vacuna de dos dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 5 años o más; nota: los niños de 6 meses a 11 años reciben una dosis más pequeña que la dosis para adultos
    • Vacuna de tres dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 6 meses a 4 años
  • Moderna
    • Vacuna de dos dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona de 6 meses años o más; nota: los niños de 6 meses a 11 años reciben una dosis más pequeña que la dosis para adultos
  • Johnson & Johnson  – vacuna de una dosis, aprobada para cualquier persona mayor de 18 años

Se requiere el consentimiento de un padre o tutor legal para que los niños de 6 meses a 15 años reciban un vacuna Pfizer o Moderna COVID-19.

Aug
24
Wed
COVID-19 Testing Clinic @ HHS Pandemic Operations Center
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations team is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing to the community.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made online here. Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

If you have questions about testing or need help making an appointment, contact the Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


El equipo de Operaciones de la Pandemia del Condado de New Hanover ofrece pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 a la comunidad en el Centro de Operaciones de la Pandemia del HHS.

Se recomienda hacer citas para garantizar que se pueda administrar una prueba, ya que solo habrá una cantidad limitada de pruebas disponibles cada día. No se requiere identificación, prueba de seguro médico o documentos específicos. Las pruebas son gratuitas.

Si tiene preguntas sobre las pruebas o necesita ayuda para programar una cita, comuníquese con el Centro de llamadas de coronavirus al 910-798-6800, abierto de lunes a viernes de 8 a. m. a 5 p. m.


COVID-19 Booster shots

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have authorized and recommended booster vaccine shots to provide continued protection for those at high risk for serious illness or exposure and who have been fully vaccinated.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. See below for a COVID-19 booster eligibility guide.

You are eligible for a Pfizer booster if you are:

  • 5 years or older and fully vaccinated with Pfizer for at least five months
  • 18 years or older and fully vaccinated with Moderna for at least five months, or with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months

You are eligible for a Moderna booster if you are:

  • 18 years or older and fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna for at least five months, or with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months

You are eligible for a Johnson & Johnson booster if you are:

  • 18 years or older and fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna for at least five months, or with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months

                

COVID-19 Second Booster shots

Second COVID-19 booster shots have been approved for Pfizer and Moderna by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

You are eligible for a second Pfizer booster if you are:

  • 50 or older and received your first booster shot of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson at least 4 months ago.
  • 12 or older and are immunocompromised and received your first booster shot of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson at least 4 months ago.
  • 18 or older and received Johnson & Johnson as your primary and first booster vaccine at least 4 months ago.

You are eligible for a second Moderna booster if you are:

  • 50 or older and received your first booster shot of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson at least 4 months ago.
  • 18 or older and are immunocompromised and received your first booster shot of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson at least 4 months ago.
  • 18 or older and received Johnson & Johnson as your primary and first booster vaccine at least 4 months ago.

Johnson & Johnson is not approved for second boosters

How to schedule:

Booster shots are currently being offered by appointment, which can be made at TakeMyShot.NC.gov (the website is available in English and Spanish).

Sign up for COVID-19 updates here and get the latest information from New Hanover County Public Health.

You can find more local vaccine providers and COVID-19 vaccine appointment information at MySpot.NC.gov

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. 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 – regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

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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