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​COVID-19 Vaccine

get the facts and get vaccinated

Updated May 12, 2021

New: On May 10, the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents 12 - 15 years of age. On May 12, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will discuss a recommendation for this use of the vaccine. Mecklenburg County Public Health will follow the committee's recommendation.

Currently, all residents 16 years of age or older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, which are free of charge.
Mecklenburg County offers several options for receiving a vaccination. Walk-in or make an online appointment at one of the following clinics.

Mecklenburg County and StarMed Healthcare have partnered to provide vaccinations at:

Schedule by Phone
Option 3 for English
Option 8 for Spanish

MEDIC: Mecklenburg EMS Agency, 4425 Wilkinson Boulevard, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30am - 4pm  |  Walk-in or schedule online for Pfizer or J&J
​May 12: The Fillmore Charlotte @ NC Music Factory, 820 Hamilton Street, 10am - 4pm, |  Walk-in or schedule online for Pfizer or J&J
May 13: LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, 3520 Dewitt Lane , 9am - 3pm  | Walk-in for Pfizer or J&J
May 13: The Fillmore Charlotte @ NC Music Factory, 820 Hamilton Street, 12pm - 6pm, |  Walk-in or schedule online for Pfizer or J&J
​May 15: The Movement School Eastland, 5249 Central Avenue, 12pm - 4pm, |  Walk-in or schedule online for Pfizer or J&J
May 15: Calvary Christian Church of the Apostolic Faith, Inc, 3001 Kilborne Drive, 9am - 3pm  |  Walk-in for Pfizer or J&J
​May 17: New Macedonia of Faith, 2900 Clyde Drive, 9am - 12pm  |  Walk-in or schedule online
May 18: Southview Recreation Center, 1720 Vilma Street, 8:30am - 4pm |  Walk-in for Pfizer
​May 20: Steele Creek Church of Charlotte-Berewick Campus, 5735 Dixie River Road, 9am - 12pm  |  Walk-in or schedule online for Pfizer
​May 22: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2020 West Sugar Creek Road, 9am - 1pm  | Walk-in or schedule online for Pfizer or J&J
May 22: Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Road, 9am - 3pm  |  Walk-in for Pfizer

If you choose to make an online appointment, review your confirmation for the address and specific instructions for visiting your clinic. If you need transportation, contact the Mecklenburg Transportation System at 980-314-7600.

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

Be a COVID-19 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 Vaccine Champion toolkit and help us get the word out!

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 another vaccine within the past 14 days.
  • You have received passive antibody treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

When and where do I receive my second dose?

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines each requires two shots, with intervals of 21 days for Pfizer-BioNTech and 28 days for Moderna. If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, follow the instructions you received at your first dose appointment. Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that shows proof of your first vaccine dose to your second dose appointment. Call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400, Option 3 with any questions about your second dose.

If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you do not need a second dose.

We're Here to Answer Your Questions

Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911.

Where else can I receive a vaccination?

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

Vaccinations may also be available through the following pharmacies or clinics:

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.

How can I volunteer to help with the COVID-19 response?

We appreciate any resident's willingness to assist with our COVID-19 vaccine response. Please complete this form and we will follow up.

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, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, at:

Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Road
Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Road

    • Proof of identification is required.
    • Release of Information Form will need to be completed.
    • COVID-19 screening and mask requirements are in effect.

Can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing if I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, do not stop wearing a mask and social distancing. It is important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like following the 3Ws.


More Information

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