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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

Get Your Vaccine.

Omicron Variant: Read recent statements from the CDC and the FDA for the latest information about the Omicron variant. Mecklenburg County Public Health is closely following news of the Omicron variant and will update this page as new information emerges.


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. Mecklenburg County Public Health is offering the pediatric dose at select locations. Visit our vaccine page for locations and appointment information.


Vaccine Boosters: The CDC recommends any COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for fully vaccinated adults aged 18 and older 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. 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 25 - December 1, 2021

Line chart showing last seven days of positivity rate data

 
Low Community Spread
(<5%)
 
Moderate Community Spread
(5 - 7.99%)
 
Substantial Community Spread
(8 - 9.99%)
 
High Community Spread
(>10%)


7-Day COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rate
Each percentage represents the 7-day positivity rate for that day
Note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, tests submitted to NCDHHS were delayed for November 23 - 27, 2021; data have now been updated.
Nov. 25: 6.7%
Nov. 26: 6.9%
Nov. 27: 7.1%
Nov. 28: 7.3%
Nov. 29: 7.6%
Nov. 30: 7.9%
Dec. 1: 8.2%

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.

The most recent 7-day period is November 25 - December 1, 2021. The next COVID-19 percent positivity data update will be published on December 6, 2021.

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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.