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​COVID-19 Vaccine

As of July 19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the new two-dose Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted, for adults ages 18 and older who have not already received a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read the FDA news release for more information.

Novavax vaccine doses are not yet available. Mecklenburg County Public Health is awaiting shipments and will update this page as soon as it begins offering the vaccine.
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COVID-19 Vaccines and You

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:

  • Wash your hands frequently to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus
  • Keep your distance from others
  • Wear a mask inside when you are unable to be at least 6 feet away from others

Visit the links below for information about the COVID-19 vaccines:


 

Who, What, When, and Where

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 Department2845 Beatties Ford Road
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 am - 11:30 am; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Southeast Health Department249 Billingsley Road
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 am - 11:30 am; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm



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Community Events & Pop-Up Clinics This Week (click to see future events)
Date Location Hours Provider
Vaccines Offered
Monday, Aug 15
Evoke Living at Sugar Creek Apartments
4210 Merlane Dr, Charlotte, NC 28206
3pm - 7pm
OnCall Mobile Medical and Wellness
Pfizer and Moderna, including pediatric (ages 5+), Johnson & Johnson
Wednesday, Aug 17
Project 658 and Hope Community Clinic of East Charlotte
3646 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
9am - 3pm
Novant Health
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Also offering childhood immunizations
Thursday, Aug 18
Novant Wellness Hub
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Hickory Grove
5935 Hickory Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215
9am - 2pm
Novant Health
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Saturday, Aug 20
Back-to-School Event
New Outreach Christian Center
3900 Gossett Ave, Charlotte, NC 28208
10am - noon
StarMed Healthcare
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna ages 12+, Johnson & Johnson
Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic North End
2701 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206
8:30am - 3pm
Novant Health
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Also offering health assessments and childhood immunizations
Bradley-Reid Corp. Counseling Center
5700 Executive Center Dr, Ste 221, Charlotte, NC 28212
11:30am - 3pm
OnCall Mobile Medical and Wellness
Pfizer and Moderna, including pediatric
(ages 6 months+)
, Johnson & Johnson
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for Most People
Manufacturer Age Group Dose 1 Dose 2 Dose 3 Dose 4
Pfizer-BioNTech / COMIRNATY

(mRNA vaccine type)
6 months - 4 years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 8 weeks
after Dose 2
(primary series)
5 - 49 years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 5 months
after Dose 2
(booster*)
50+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 5 months
after Dose 2
(booster*)
At least 4 months
after Dose 3
(second Pfizer or Moderna booster)
Moderna / Spikevax

(mRNA vaccine type)
6 months - 17 years Initial dose
(primary series)
4 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
18 - 49 years Initial dose
(primary series)
4 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 5 months
after Dose 2
(booster*)
50+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
4 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 5 months
after Dose 2
(booster*)
At least 4 months
after Dose 3
(second Pfizer or Moderna booster)
Janssen / Johnson & Johnson

(viral vector vaccine type)
18+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
At least 2 months
after Dose 1
(booster*)
At least 4 months
after Dose 2
(second Pfizer or Moderna booster)
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted

(protein subunit vaccine type)
18+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 - 8 weeks
after Dose 1
(primary series)
* Age-appropriate Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for primary and booster vaccination. Janssen COVID-19 vaccine should only be used in limited situations.
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for People Who are Immunocompromised
Manufacturer Age Group Dose 1 Dose 2 Dose 3 Dose 4 Dose 5
Pfizer-BioNTech / COMIRNATY

(mRNA vaccine type)
6 months - 4 years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 weeks after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 8 weeks after Dose 2
(primary series)
5 - 11 years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 weeks after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 4 weeks after Dose 2
(primary series)
At least 3 months after Dose 3
(booster)
12+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 weeks after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 4 weeks after Dose 2
(primary series)
At least 3 months after Dose 3
(booster*)
At least 4 months after Dose 4
(second Pfizer or Moderna booster)
Moderna / Spikevax

(mRNA vaccine type)
6 months - 17 years Initial dose
(primary series)
4 weeks after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 4 weeks after Dose 2
(primary series)
18+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
4 weeks after Dose 1
(primary series)
At least 4 weeks after Dose 2
(primary series)
At least 3 months after Dose 3
(booster*)
At least 4 months after Dose 4
(second Pfizer or Moderna booster)
Janssen / Johnson & Johnson

(viral vector vaccine type)
18+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
4 weeks after Dose 1
(additional Pfizer or Moderna dose)
At least 2 months after Dose 2
(booster*)
At least 4 months after Dose 3
(second Pfizer or Moderna booster)
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted

(protein subunit vaccine type)
18+ years Initial dose
(primary series)
3 - 8 weeks after Dose 1
(primary series)
* Age-appropriate Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for primary and booster vaccination. Janssen COVID-19 vaccine should only be used in limited situations.

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

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.