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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

Get Your Vaccine.

Children 5-11: The CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11 years of age. Mecklenburg County Public Health strongly recommends getting your children vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccine will be administered to children 5-11 years old as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart, in a lower dose than that used for people 12 years of age and older. Beginning November 4, most providers will have doses for children 5-11 years of age. Visit our vaccine page to check provider availability and to make an appointment.

Vaccine Boosters: The CDC recommends any COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for adults aged 50 years and older AND adults aged 18 and older who live in a long-term care setting at least six months after their last dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or at least two months after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. All other adults aged 18 and older who recieved their secod Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago are allowed to get any COVID-19 vaccine booster dose; there are no eligibility requirements. Mecklenburg County Public Health is providing Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna booster doses at select locations. Visit our vaccine page for locations and appointment information.

Mecklenburg County COVID-19 7-Day Percent Positivity Rates

November 16 - 22, 2021

Line chart showing last seven days of positivity rate data

Low Community Spread
Moderate Community Spread
(5 - 7.99%)
Substantial Community Spread
(8 - 9.99%)
High Community Spread

The 7-day positivity rate is calculated by Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) each day Monday-Friday based on data reported to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) at noon on the prior day. These data include only electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) for molecular (PCR) tests submitted to NC DHHS for laboratories electronically submitting negative and positive COVID-19 results. Delays in ELR may affect daily testing counts; therefore, to ensure the most complete capture of reported tests, MCPH further delays the 7-day period reported in the graph above by an additional day.

7-Day COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rate
Each percentage represents the 7-day positivity rate for that day

Nov. 16: 5.9%
Nov. 17: 6.4%
Nov. 18: 6.7%
Nov. 19: 6.5%
Nov. 20: 6.6%
Nov. 21: 6.7%
Nov. 22: 6.7%

The most recent 7-day period is November 16 - 22, 2021. The next COVID-19 percent positivity data update will be published on November 29, 2021.

What You Need to Know

Latest information from Mecklenburg County and North Carolina resources.

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.


Communication & Multilingual Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

NCDHHS: Slow the Spread

NCDHHS: Vaccine Resources

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