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​COVID-19 Vaccine

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Updated October 15, 2021

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are available at Public Health clinic locations. Bring your vaccine card. Boosters are available to these groups at least six months after their primary vaccine series. No documentation of eligibility is required.

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions.
  • People aged 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are available to people with moderate to severe immunocompromising conditions, per the CDC's recommendations. The person must verbally attest to their immunocompromising condition. Any resident who has difficulty leaving their home for a third dose can request a home-based vaccination.

  • Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Road
      Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
      Wed: 8:30am - 6:30pm

  • Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Road
       Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
       Wed: 8:30am - 6:30pm

  • Valerie C. Woodard Center - Community Resource Center, 3205 Freedom Drive
       Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 11:30am, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Make an appointment at one of the above Public Health vaccine clinics for a Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Community Clinics and Events
​Vaccine Offered
Saturday, Oct 16

Southeast Health Department
249 Billingsley Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome
8:30am - 4:30pm
County Health
​Pfizer, Johnson
 & Johnson
​El Rey Supermarket
6300 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217
​10:00am - 5:00pm
​Atrium Health
​Sunday, Oct. 17
​Stronger Together Block Party
2229 Village Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212
3pm - 6pm​​StarMed Healthcare
​Pfizer, Moderna,
Johnson & Johnson
​Monday, Oct 18

​Lake Norman Charter
12435 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
​11am - 2pm
​Pfizer, Moderna,
Johnson & Johnson
​Ada Jenkins Center
212 Gamble St, Davidson NC 28036
​3pm - 6pm
​Pfizer, Moderna,
Johnson & Johnson
​Tuesday, Oct 19
​Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Ave #1, Charlotte, NC  28205
​11:30am - 5:30pm
​Atrium Health
​​Pfizer, Johnson
 & Johnson
​Wednesday, Oct 20
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204
​3pm - 7pm
​Pfizer, Moderna,
Johnson & Johnson
​Thursday, Oct 21
​KIPP Change Academy
5431 Hickory Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215
​5pm - 8pm
​Pfizer, Moderna,
Johnson & Johnson
Sunday, Oct 24
Life Center Fellowship-Charlotte
2435 Toomey Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
9am - 12pm
​Charlotte Community
Health Clinic
​Pfizer, Johnson
 & Johnson
​Wednesday, Oct 27
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204
​3pm - 7pm
​Pfizer, Moderna,
Johnson & Johnson
​Wednesday, Nov 3
​Carmel Country Club
4735 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
​1pm - 4pm
​​Pfizer, 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?

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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

The CDC recommends that people aged 65 years and older, residents in long-term care settings, and people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
The CDC also recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive a third dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) after the initial two doses.
Initial, Third, and Booster Doses

​ModernaJohnson & Johnson (Janssen)
Initial series
- Two doses
- Ages 12+
- 2nd dose at least 21 days after 1st
- Two doses
- Ages 18+
- 2nd dose at least 28 days after 1st
- Single dose
- Ages 18+
3rd dose as part of the initial
series of shots for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals.

- 3rd dose at least 28 days after 2nd dose of Pfizer-BioNTech
- Ages 12+
- Self-attest to having a moderate to severe immunocompromising condition

- 3rd dose at least 28 days after 2nd dose of Moderna
- Ages 18+
- Self-attest to having a moderate to severe immunocompromising condition
No additional dose authorized at this time.
Booster dose:
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, or occupations
or institutional setting.
- A single booster dose at least six months after 2nd dose
- Self-attest to one of the following:
No booster dose authorized at this time.
No booster dose authorized at this time.

Why should my child receive a vaccination?

Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected, get sick, and spread COVID-19 to others. The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older.

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

We're Here to Answer Your Questions

Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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

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 Vaccine Champion toolkit and help us get the word out!

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?


A joint proclamation issued by the Chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of Charlotte requires all people—vaccinated and unvaccinated—to wear face coverings in any indoor public place, business, or establishment within the City of Charlotte and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County. This requirement applies to all individuals who are at least five years of age. Effective August 31, 2021, a public health rule will require all people countywide to wear face coverings in indoor public places.

Handwashing remains one of the best ways to protect against illness. Everyone should continue to wash their hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.

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