Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) is working hard to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are accessible to everyone in our community as quickly and equitably as possible. Individuals who are currently homebound due to physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic can now request to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at their home residence by completing a request form on the County's website, www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19.
Mecklenburg County residents meeting the eligibility criteria will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as supply becomes available. Each request will be reviewed by MCPH and Mecklenburg County Emergency Management and scheduled based on eligibility criteria, vaccine supply and appointment availability.
"We are excited to roll-out this important initiative as part of our Vaccine Equity Plan that aims to ensure equitable access to the vaccine for all Mecklenburg County residents," said MCPH Health Director Gibbie Harris. "Protecting our vulnerable, high-risk residents and reducing transmission through increased population immunity by vaccination are critical steps to our goal of reducing the impact of COVID-19 in our community."
The homebound vaccination request form is available on the County's website here.
For questions or assistance with submitting a request form, call the MCPH COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400 (Option 3 for English and Option 8 for Spanish).
About the Mecklenburg County Vaccination Plan
The Mecklenburg County Vaccination Plan aligns with Federal and State recommendations and follows current guidelines. At this time, vaccine supplies are limited and vaccine distribution is being rolled out in Groups.
Groups currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine include:
Group 1: Anyone 65 years or older regardless of health status or living situation; and
Group 2: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities); and
Group 3: Frontline essential workers who are required to be on-site for work and work in one of the following sectors: criticial manufacturing, education and childcare, essential goods, food and agriculture, government and community services, healthcare and public health, public safety, transportation
More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
Mecklenburg County vaccine providers are administering three safe and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines that have been issued Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer-BioNTech. These COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone at no cost to the person receiving the vaccine, no matter whether you have health insurance.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.