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​COVID-19 Vaccine

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Updated January 21, 2022

Vaccine Booster Update 

As of January 5, 2022, the CDC recommends a COVID-19 booster dose for people aged 12 and older: 

  • If you are aged 18 and older, get either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster dose five months after your primary series (two doses for most people, three or more for some people) of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or two months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. At this time, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna booster doses are preferred over the Johnson & Johnson booster dose except in certain situations.
  • If you are aged 12-17, get the Pfizer-BioNTech booster five months after your primary series (two doses for most people, three or more for some people) of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 


Mecklenburg County Public Health is providing booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines at select locations; see below for details.


Vaccine for Children 5-11 Update 

As of January 4, 2022, the CDC recommends a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised children 5-11 years of age at least 28 days after their second dose of the vaccine. The CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years of age. Mecklenburg County Public Health strongly recommends getting your children vaccinated as soon as possible.

Note: For children under 18 years of age, written consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for vaccines granted emergency use authorization and not yet fully approved by United States Food and Drug Administration (G.S. § 90-21.5). For general questions call the Public Health Hotline at 980-314-9400 (option 3 for English; opción 8 para español).


New Shot for COVID Prevention 

On December 8, 2021, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for Evusheld, an injection of monoclonal antibodies, for the prevention of COVID-19 for people aged 12 and older who cannot receive COVID vaccine due to allergy or adverse reaction or who have moderate to severely weakened immune systems. Learn more from the FDA

Evusheld is now available to these people in North Carolina. Visit the Find Evusheld in NC page from the NC DHHS to find a provider offering Evusheld near you.






Click the on the links for the providers to schedule an appointment. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Hours are subject to change. Please note the vaccines offered at each location. Bring your vaccine card to your appointment.

Community Clinics & Health Care Groups
Provider
Vaccines Offered
LocationHours
VaxClinic
  • ​Pfizer-BioNTech first, second, third, booster, and pediatric (ages 5+) doses
  • Johnson & Johnson single and booster doses
  • Moderna first, second, third, and booster doses
  • Also offering flu shots
​Lake Norman Charter
12435 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville
​Mon: 4pm - 7pm
​Sealed Air Corporation
2415 Cascade Pointe Blvd, Charlotte
​Tues: 3pm - 7pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead St, Charlotte
Wed: 3pm - 6pm
StarMed Healthcare
  • Pfizer-BioNTech first, second, third, booster, and pediatric (ages 5+) doses
  • Moderna first, second, third, and booster doses
Freemore
4001 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
Eastland
5344 Central Ave, Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
Cinemark 10
9508 Northeast Ct, Matthews
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Daily: 9am - 3pm
Compare Foods
4300 North Tryon St, Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Wed - Sun: 10am - 2pm
Compare Foods
818 East Arrowood Rd, Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Wed - Sun: 10am - 2pm
Compare Foods
3600 North Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Wed - Sun: 4pm - 7pm
Compare Foods
5300 Sunset Rd, Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Wed - Sun: 4pm - 7pm
​Uptown Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Daily: 9am - 6pm
​Grace Zion AME Church *CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Garinger High School
1100 Eastway Dr, Charlotte
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Mon - 
Fri: 8am - 2pm
​Barnette Elementary School
13659 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville
*CLOSED Friday, Jan 21*
Mon - Fri: 9am - 1pm
​Atrium Health
  • ​Pfizer-BioNTech first, second, third, and booster doses
  • Johnson & Johnson single and booster doses
  • Moderna first, second, third, and booster doses



​First Baptist Church West
1801 Oaklawn Ave, Charlotte
​Mondays in January: 10am - 5pm
​Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Ave #1, Charlotte
​Tuesdays in January: 11:30am - 5:30pm
East Town Market
5820 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte
​Wednesdays in January: 10am - 5pm
​Silver Mount Baptist Church
501 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte
​Thursdays in January: 10am - 5pm
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
  • Pfizer-BioNTech first, second, third, booster, and pediatric (ages 5+) doses
  • Johnson & Johnson single and booster doses
  • Moderna first, second, third, and booster doses
​University
8401 Medical Plaza Dr, Ste 300, Charlotte
​Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8am - noon, 1pm - 6pm
Tue: 9am - noon, 1pm - 6pm
​West
5301 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte
​Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - noon
Mecklenburg County Public Health
  • Pfizer-BioNTech first, second, third, booster, and pediatric (ages 5+) doses
  • Moderna first, second, third, and booster doses
  • Johnson & Johnson single and booster doses
  • Also offering flu shots
Northwest Health Department
2845 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Southeast Health Department
249 Billingsley Rd, Charlotte

Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 6:30pm ​

LTS
  • Pfizer-BioNTech first, second, third, and booster doses
  • Moderna first, second, third, and booster doses

​Weeping Willow AME Zion Church 

​Fri: 10am - 2pm

NC MedAssist
*Walk-in only
  • Johnson & Johnson single and booster doses
4428 Taggart Creek Rd, Suite 101, CharlotteMon - Fri: 8am - 2:30pm


Community Events & Pop-Up Clinics
Date
Location
Hours
​Provider
Vaccines Offered 
​Saturday, Jan 22

​Piedmont Social House
2135 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Ste C, Charlotte, NC, 28273
​11:30am - 4pm
Resourceful Clinical Laboratory
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Selwyn Elementary School
2840 Colony Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
​10am - 2:30pm
StarMed Healthcare
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Monday, Jan 24
​Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
381 Crestdale Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

​1pm - 6pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Tuesday, Jan 25
​Fairyland Institute of Early Learning (in gynmasium)
2423 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Wednesday, Jan 26
Fairyland Academy (in first classroom)
2300 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Friday, Jan 28
Devonshire Elementary School
​6500 Barrington Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215 
​3pm - 6pm
StarMed Healthcare
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Saturday, Jan 29

​Kappa Foundation of Charlotte, Inc
5409 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
​11am - 2pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Sugar Creek Charter School
4101 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206
​9am - noon
StarMed Healthcare
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​The Laundry Room
901 E Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
​10am - 2pm
​Resourceful Clinical Laboratory
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Rockwell AME Zion Church
6301 Rockwell Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
​10am - 3pm
​Atrium Health
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
​Friday, Feb 4
​Big Pineville AME Zion Church
10562 Providence Rd W, Charlotte, NC 28277
​4:30pm - 6:30pm
Pineville Pharmacy
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
​Saturday, Feb 5
​Galilee Ministries
3601 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28205
10am - 2pm
Mecklenburg County Public Health
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Flu
Tuesday, Feb 8
​Fairyland Institute of Early Learning (in gynmasium)
2423 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Wednesday, Feb 9
Fairyland Academy (in first classroom)
2300 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Tuesday, Feb 22
Fairyland Institute of Early Learning (in gynmasium)
2423 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Wednesday, Feb 23
Fairyland Academy (in first classroom)
2300 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Tuesday, Mar 15
Fairyland Institute of Early Learning (in gynmasium)
2423 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Wednesday, Mar 16
Fairyland Academy (in first classroom)
2300 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Tuesday, Mar 29
Fairyland Institute of Early Learning (in gynmasium)
2423 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Wednesday, Mar 30
Fairyland Academy (in first classroom)
2300 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
3pm - 5:30pm
OnCall Mobile Medical
Pfizer, including pediatric (ages 5+)
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
  • Doses to Doors: Be on the lookout for our mobile vaccination team. Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations on demand in neighborhoods across Mecklenburg County. Call our hotline 980-314-9400 for more information and spread the word by sharing this flyer throughout your community.English | Spanish

Where else can I receive a vaccination?

Local Pharmacies & Clinics
Pharmacy/ClinicLocationPhone Number
Amity Medical Group


​6010 E W.T. Harris Blvd,Charlotte, NC 28215
​704-208-4134
​9835 Monroe Rd, Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28270
​704-208-4134
​10508 Park Rd, Ste 130, Charlotte, NC 28210
​704-208-4134
Avant Pharmacy & Wellness Center
(formerly Rx Clinic Pharmacy)


9835 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270
​704-537-0909
​6010 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28215​704-900-2832
​10508 Park Rd, #130, Charlotte, NC 28210​704-519-2800
Charlotte Community Health Clinic

​8401 Medical Plaza Dr, Ste 300, Charlotte, NC 28262​704-316-6561
​5301 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208
​704-316-6561
Cornerstone Medical
​7704 England St, Charlotte, NC 28273
​704-551-4151
Costco

500 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
​704-501-2403
​2125 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105704-321-7440
CVS
Many locations; see website
​1-800-679-9691
David's Pharmacy
​1816 E Arbors Dr, Ste 440, Charlotte, NC 28262​980-296-3784
Genoa Healthcare
​5700 Executive Center Dr, Ste 216, Charlotte, NC 28212​704-972-8134
Harris Teeter
Many locations; see website
​1-800-432-6111
Lakeside Pharmacy
​9615 Sherrill Estates Rd, Ste B, Huntersville, NC 28078​980-441-8600
Le's Pharmacy
​1600 Purser Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
​980-207-3267
Pain Clinic of North Carolina

​16511-A Northcross Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078
​704-896-3313
​527 Brookdale Dr, Statesville, NC 28677
​704-278-4053
Pineville Pharmacy
​311 S Polk St, Ste 80, Pineville, NC 28134​704-275-8791
Publix
Many locations; see website
​1-800-242-1227
Ubylee
​9723 Northeast Pkwy, Ste 100, Matthews, NC 28105
​980-262-3007
Walgreens
Many locations; see website
​ 1-800-925-4733
Walmart
Many locations; see website
Not available; see website
Wendover Primary Care
​5109 Monroe Rd, Ste E, Charlotte, NC 28205​704-364-4216


If you are an Atrium patient, visit atriumhealth.org/COVID19Vaccine or call 704-468-8888.If you are a Novant patient, visit getvaccinated.org, call your primary care provider, or 855-648-2248.



Can I search for a vaccination location near me or a loved one?

To find locations near you and nationwide, go to Vaccines.gov to search by zip code. *Locations and hours are subject to change. Be sure to call ahead to confirm hours and availability.

Why should my child receive a vaccination?

Just like adults, children can be infected, get sick, and spread COVID-19 to others. The CDC recommends vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5-17 and a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12-17 five months after completion of the primary series.

Note: For children under 18 years of age, written consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for vaccines granted emergency use authorization and not yet fully approved by United States Food and Drug Administration (G.S. § 90-21.5). For general questions call the Public Health Hotline at 980-314-9400 (option 3 for English; opción 8 para español).

Get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child as soon as you can.

  •  Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  •  The COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in adolescents.
  •  Your child will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot.
  •  Your child can't get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.


Prepare for your child's vaccination visit.

  •  Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
  •  Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
  •  Tell the doctor or nurse if your child has any allergies to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  •  Comfort your child during the appointment.
  •  To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
  •  After your child's COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15 – 30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment

What if I have a weakened immune system? Is a vaccine still recommended?

If you have a moderate to severely compromised immune system due to a medical condition or due to taking immunosuppressive medications or treatments, your body may produce fewer antibodies to the COVID-19 vaccines, based on studies of the vaccines. However, even fewer antibodies are protective against severe disease, hospitalization, and death. The CDC recommends that immunocompromised people receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

What if I am allergic to the authorized vaccines?

If you are not able to get the vaccine due to a history of severe adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine or ingredients in those vaccines AND are not currently infected with COVID-19 and have not been recently exposed to an infected person, you may qualify the FDA-authorized Evusheld, an injection of monoclonal antibodies, for the prevention of COVID-19 for people aged 12 and older. Learn more from the NC DHHS and talk with your doctor to find out if you qualify for Evusheld. Visit the Find Evusheld in NC page from the NC DHHS to find a provider offering Evusheld near you.



What if I need a ride to receive my vaccination?

For transportation assistance:
  • Contact the Mecklenburg Transportation System at 980-314-7600.
  • Eligible residents can call RIDE UNITED NC at 1-844-771-RIDE for help in scheduling free round-trip rides to vaccine appointments.
  • Lyft's Vaccine Access Program provides free or discounted rides to a vaccination site.

What if I can't travel to receive a vaccination?

Individuals who are homebound, have an ongoing physical or mental disability, and are unable to travel to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can complete this form to request to receive the vaccine at home.

Each request will be reviewed by Public Health and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and scheduled based on eligibility criteria and appointment availability.

What might delay my appointment?

You will need to delay your vaccine if any of the following apply on the day of your appointment:

  • You have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been cleared from isolation.
  • You have recently had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and have not completed your quarantine period.
  • You have received passive antibody treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

How do I get proof or a record of my COVID-19 vaccine?

You can obtain your vaccine record one of two ways:

  1. View your record and proof of vaccination on the North Carolina Vaccine Management System (CVMS) Recipient Portal. Instructions for finding and viewing your record on the portal are availablehere.
  2. Visit Mecklenburg County Public Health's Medical Records Office at the following two locaitons, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. You will be screened for COVID-19 illness, and will you be required to war a mask, provide proof of identification, and complete a Release of Information form while there.

What is the difference between a third dose and a booster dose?

Initial, Third, and Booster Doses

Pfizer-Bio-NTech
(COMIRNATY)
​ModernaJohnson & Johnson (Janssen)
Initial Series
  • Two doses
  • Ages 5+
  • Second dose at least 21 days after first dose
  • Two doses
  • Ages 18+
  • Second dose at least 28 days after first dose
  • Single dose
  • Ages 18+
Third Dose as part of the initial
series of shots for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals.
No additional dose authorized at this time.
Booster Dose is an additional dose of a vaccine given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time for higher risk individuals due to age, medical conditions, occupational or institutional setting, or vaccine received.
  • Single booster dose (same dosage as the first and second shots).
  • Individuals aged 12 and older who received 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech as their primary series are eligible for a booster if it has been at least 5 months since they received the second dose. 
  • The Pfizer-Bio-NTech and Moderna booster doses are recommended for all eligible individuals.
  • Single booster dose (half the dosage of first and second shots).
  • Adults aged 18 and older who received 2 doses of Moderna as their primary series are eligible for a booster if it has been at least 5 months since they received the second dose.
  • The Pfizer-Bio-NTech and Moderna booster doses are recommended for all eligible individuals.
  • Single booster dose (same dosage as the initial shot).
  • Adults aged 18 and older who received 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson as their primary series are eligible for a booster if it has been at least 2 months since they received their first dose.
  • The Johnson & Johnson booster dose is not recommended at this time except for certain individuals.
Can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing if I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

No. The primary series of the vaccine, followed by third or booster doses, protects against severe COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death. But fully vaccinated people can still contract and spread COVID-19, so continuing to follow all other safety precautions whether vaccinated or unvaccinated is essential to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Wash your hands frequently to kill the COVID-19 virus, keep your distance from others, and wear a mask when you are unable to be at least 6 feet away from others.

How can I encourage others to get a COVID-19 vaccination?

Be a Vaccine Champion and share news of vaccination clinics with your family, friends, and community. Materials are available for you or your organization to download, print, and post in your communities or share on social media. Check out our COVID-19 Toolkit and help us get the word out!










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.