Current COVID-19 Vaccination Group


New Hanover County is currently in Group 1 & Group 2 of the vaccination plan, which includes health care workers and anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation.


New Hanover County Public Health will notify the public once more vaccines have been received and can be distributed to those eligible in Groups 1 & 2. Vaccination locations will not be able to serve any resident that does not currently have an appointment, and walk-ups will not be seen at this time.

The county is not currently taking names for a waiting list, but residents can sign up for COVID-19 updates here and will receive an email when new appointments are available and the call center is open for scheduling.

The first groups are focused on the people most vulnerable and at highest risk of exposure and severe illness and are subject to change based on the state’s and CDC’s guidance. You can view an outline of the state’s vaccination groups here and more about the current group in the tabs below.

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

Learn more about Group 1

For those who will need a second dose in the coming weeks, you won’t need to schedule a new appointment. Further instructions will be sent by the county and you will be provided with a reserved time prior to your vaccine due date.

If unsure, call the Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800 a week before your vaccination due date for instructions.

Group 2: Older adults

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

Learn more about Group 2


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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