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Where to receive your coronavirus vaccine in the Carolinas

For the first time, select members of the public will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as county health departments move into Phase 1B vaccine distribution.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The beginning of the Phase 1B coronavirus vaccine distribution marks the first time any member of the public has been eligible to receive the vaccine. Phase 1A, which began in December, was limited to health care workers treating COVID-19 patients and the staff and residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.

Each county will move from Phase 1A to Phase 1B independently in this county-by-county rollout. Factors contributing to the progress of phases including the available supply of the vaccine and the progress through the previous phase. The process for making reservations will vary by county and not all counties have announced plans publicly yet.

Everyone will need to receive two doses of the coronavirus vaccine in order for it to be effective.

Extensive information answering frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine is available.

County-by-county coronavirus vaccine distribution status 

When and how to reserve appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for counties in North Carolina and South Carolina near Charlotte.

Alexander County

  • Current Phase:  1A. 1B Group 1 vaccination began Jan. 6.
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. Taking appointments for 65+ 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes
  • How to make a reservation: Call 828-352-7724 or an online signup form (www.alexandercountync.gov/covid) 
  • Where will vaccines be administered? 
    Alexander Co Health Dept
    338 1st Ave SW, Taylorsville
  • Which manufacture: TBA
  • County hotline: 828-352-7724

Anson County

  • Current Phase:  1A. 
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities.
  • Do I need a reservation: TBA 
  • How to make a reservation: TBA 
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Ashe County

  • Current Phase:  1A with Phase 1B Group 1 
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition.
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes. There will be a vaccine clinic held Sat. Jan. 16 at Watauga High School. More clinics will be announced as vaccines are available.
  • How to make a reservation: Through an online form or by calling (828) 795-1970
  • Where will vaccines be administered: Watauga High School, 300 Go Pioneers Dr., Boone, NC 28607
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Avery County

  • Current Phase: 1A & 1B Group 1 with vaccinations for those 65+ beginning Jan. 20.
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. 
  • Do I need a reservation: No reservation is required
  • Where will vaccines be administered: All vaccines are currently being given at the Agriculture Extension Office, 441 Vale Road, Newland, NC. 
  • When are vaccines administered: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Burke County

  • Current Phase:  1A. 
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes, you need to make an appointment.
  • How to make a reservation: Call 828-580-6147. Find more information about the vaccine and upcoming clinics at https://www.burkenc.org/2472/Coronavirus-Disease-2019
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Cabarrus County

  • Current Phase:  1B - Jan. 19, 22, 23  
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1B Group 1; Health care providers and those 65+ 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes, CHA has moved to an online appointment-only system and has several upcoming clinics available for reservations. More are added as vaccines become available.
  • How do I make an appointment: Visit the following website to sign up: www.CabarrusHealth.org/vaccineclinics
  • What documentation is required: Bring a printout of the reservation. Also, bring copy of insurance card showing both the front and back (insurance not required) and bring proof of ID that shows qualification for Phase 1A or Phase 1B.
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: 
    Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
    4751 NC-49, Concord from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • When will vaccines be administered: There are several upcoming clinics:  Jan. 19, Jan. 22 and Jan. 23.  Online appointments for those clinics open at 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 11. More clinics will be added as vaccines become available.
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Caldwell County

  • Current Phase:  1A & 1B 
  • Who is eligible: Health care providers and those 65+ 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes
  • How to make a reservation: Both Caldwell UNC Healthcare and the Caldwell County Health Department are administering the vaccine. Caldwell UNC Healthcare patients may call: 828-757-6487. The Caldwell County Health Department can be reached at 828-426-8486.
  • Where will the vaccine be administered:
    Caldwell UNC Healthcare
    Robbins Medical Park Lower Level
    322 Mulberry Street
    Lenoir, NC

    Caldwell County Health Department,
    2345 Morganton Blvd
    Lenoir
  • Which manufacture:
    Caldwell UNC Healthcare: Pfizer
    Caldwell County Health Department: Moderna
  • Where can I find more information: Click here for a full list of vaccination locations and contact numbers

Catawba County

  • Current Phase:  1A & 1B
  • Who is eligible: Health care providers and those 65+ 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes
  • How to make a reservation: Patients of Catawba Valley Medical Group can check the website or call the COVID-19 Vaccination Line: 828-695-6650 (8am-5pm)
    Catawba Valley Medical Group Patient Vaccine Line: 828-326-3993 
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: The location is shared with patients after appointments are confirmed. The location is not available publicly. 
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Chester County

  • Current Phase: 1A & 1B  Group 1
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes.
  • How do I make an appointment:  Eligible individuals can sign up for an appointment through the DHEC website https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-appointments or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 
  • Where will the vaccines be administered: There are various locations throughout the state where individuals can get a vaccine. This map can help people locate a vaccination site near them.
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Chesterfield County

  • Current Phase: 1A & 1B  Group 1
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes.
  • How do I make an appointment:  Eligible individuals can sign up for an appointment through the DHEC website https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-appointments or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 
  • Where will the vaccines be administered: There are various locations throughout the state where individuals can get a vaccine. This map can help people locate a vaccination site near them.
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Cleveland County

  • Current Phase: 1A with 1B beginning sometime after Jan. 8. The timing of Phase 1B, Group 1’s mass vaccination rollout is primarily dependent on the weekly dosage allocation received from NCDHHS. 
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition.
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes. Phase 1B, Group 1 members will receive a letter in the mail confirming their eligibility and their personal designated
    vaccination site and timing.  
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: There will be at least four locations for vaccines – with only one being utilized at a time:
    1. Burns Middle School
    2. Kings Mountain Intermediate School
    3. Crest High School
    4. The LeGrand Center
  • Which Manufacture: TBA

Gaston County

  • Current Phase: Vaccinations will be offered every Friday starting January 8th for Phase 1A and 1B residents.  
  • Who is eligible: Health care providers and those 65+ 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes, pre-registration is required. 
  • How to make a reservation: The County has set up a hotline for residents to call to begin the pre-registration process for the vaccination clinic. That number is 704-866-3170. County employees will staff the hotline from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If all operators are busy, residents can leave a voicemail, and a county staffer will return their call to begin the registration process.
  • Where will the vaccine be administered:
    Gastonia Farmer's Market
    410 E Long Ave
    Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Iredell County

  • Current Phase:  Phase 1B Group 1 
  • Who is eligible:  Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities.  Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. 
  • Do I need a reservation: No, vaccine drive-thru clinics are first come first serve.  Drive-thru clinic dates will be announced as they are scheduled. There are currently no future vaccination dates. 
  • How to make a reservation: Email Iredell.publicinfo@co.iredell.nc.us or call the Iredell County Health Department at 704-878-5300
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: Mazeppa Park in Mooresville starting at 10 a.m. Numbers will be handed out upon arrival. Everyone that receives a number will be vaccinated.  If you do not receive a number, there will be additional vaccination clinic next week.
  • What do I need to bring with me: complete the FIRST PAGE of this form and print this form and bring with you to the vaccine site.  
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Lancaster County

  • Current Phase: 1A & 1B  Group 1
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes.
  • How do I make an appointment:  Eligible individuals can sign up for an appointment through the DHEC website https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-appointments or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 
  • Where will the vaccines be administered: There are various locations throughout the state where individuals can get a vaccine. This map can help people locate a vaccination site near them.
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Lincoln County

  • Current Phase:1B reservations began Jan. 6
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition.  
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes with reservations for Phase 1B Group 1 beginning Jan. 6.
  • How to make a reservation: Call 704-479-2202
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Mecklenburg County, including the City of Charlotte

  • Current Phase: 1B
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition.
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes
  • How to make a reservation: The Mecklenburg County Health Department, Atrium Health, and Novant Health are all administering the vaccine.

    For the county, appointments can be booked on mecknc.gov/COVID-19 or https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/83g1hcpv/. Phone appointments may be made by calling 980-314-9400 and selecting Option 3 beginning at 8 a.m. If you leave a message, they will attempt to return your call within 24-48 business hours. Health Director Gibbie Harris says the department is able to take 100 calls at a time once openings become available again.

    Novant Health says they are notifying eligible patients through their MyChart account. Those patients will be prompted to schedule an appointment. Those who do not have access to MyChart, who did not receive the notification, or have additional questions, may call 855-648-2248 for scheduling assistance.

    Atrium Health appointments can be booked online through MyAtriumHealth.
     
  • Where will vaccines be administered? 
    Atrium and Novant health will provide patients with locations.

    Mecklenburg County vaccines will be administered at the Bojangles' Coliseum BOplex, please use the entrance on Briar Creek Road. Briar Creek Road is exit 244 on East Independence Blvd.  For close parking, please use sections 10-15 in the parking lot. 
  • Is documentation required: Any form of ID that verifies your name, age, and address.
  • What if I don't have a mode of transportation to get to and from my appointment?
    Harris said Mecklenburg Transportation System has agreed to help with rides to and from your appointment, free of charge. You do have to call to make an appointment for pick-up and drop off. You can call 980-314-7600 to book a ride.  

Rowan County

  • Current Phase:  1B began Jan. 6
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B is any adult over 75 years old. 
  • Do I need a reservation: No. This is a drive-thru mass vaccination process. 
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: 
    West End plaza
    1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W
    Salisbury, NC 28147. 
  • When will the vaccine be administered: There are currently no clinics scheduled, but more information will be posted as vaccines arrive in the county for distribution.
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Stanly County

  • Current Phase:  1A.
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. 
  • Do I need a reservation: TBA
  • How to make a reservation: TBA
  • Which manufacture: TBA

Union County

  • Current Phase:  Phase 1A & Phase 1B 
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B is any adult over 75 years old. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes, you need an appointment. 
  • How to make a reservation: Complete the COVID-19 vaccine prescreen form or call 704-292-2550 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment. 
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: Union County Social Services DSS  2330 Concord Ave, Monroe, NC 28110
  • Which manufacture: TBA
  • Do you need transportation? Union County Transportation can help you get to your healthcare appointments and home. If you are a registered rider, call 704.292.2511 to schedule your reservation. If you aren’t registered, click here to register online. You may also register by calling 704.292.2511, option 3, or visiting Union County Transportation at 610 Patton Ave, Monroe, NC 28110. Visit our Transportation page for more information.


Watauga County

  • Current Phase:  Phase 1A & Phase 1B 
  • Who is eligible:  Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B is any adult over 75 years old. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes, you need to make an appointment. The next clinic is Saturday, Jan. 16 at Watauga High School.
  • How to make a reservation: Fill out this form online form or call the COVID-19 call center (828) 795-1970
  • Where will the vaccine be administered: Watauga High School, 300 Go Pioneers Dr, Boone, NC 28607
  • Which manufacture: TBA

York County

  • Current Phase: 1A & 1B  Group 1
  • Who is eligible: Phase 1A is only healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and the staff and residence of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B Group 1 is for anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition. 
  • Do I need a reservation: Yes.
  • How do I make an appointment:  Eligible individuals can sign up for an appointment through the DHEC website https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-appointments or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 
  • Where will the vaccines be administered: There are various locations throughout the state where individuals can get a vaccine. This map can help people locate a vaccination site near them.
  • Which manufacture: TBA