The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for everyone aged 6 months and older, including pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. And as of July 19, the CDC also recommends the new two-dose Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted, for adults ages 18 and older.
The primary series of the vaccine, followed by booster doses, protects against severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death by triggering your body to make antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 illness. Vaccine immunity is long lasting and safe.
SARS-CoV-2 infection also triggers your body to make antibodies against re-infection, but that natural immunity is temporary (about 90 days) and comes with the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
People who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines can still contract and spread the virus, so continue to follow all other safety precautions to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
Visit the links below for information about the COVID-19 vaccines:
Both MCPH clinic locations offer COVID-19 vaccines to community members ages 6 months and older. Call 704-336-6500 to make an appointment:
Northwest Health Department: 2845 Beatties Ford RoadMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 am - 11:30 am; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pmWed: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Southeast Health Department: 249 Billingsley RoadMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 am - 11:30 am; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pmWed: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400
Option 3 (English) or Opción 8 (Español)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.If you have a medical emergency, call 911.