COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccines are available in North Carolina to everyone ages 16 and older.

What you should know:

  • The vaccine is free everywhere in North Carolina.
  • No photo ID or insurance is needed.
  • Depending on where you get your vaccine, you may need to make an appointment.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required or checked.
  • Are children able to get vaccinated? What about pregnant women? Find out the answers in our frequently asked questions about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine.


Find a vaccine provider near you

About Your Vaccination

Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are available in North Carolina. Our primary concern is the health and safety of all North Carolinians. Out of an abundance of caution, we are following the recommendations of the FDA and CDC and have paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until we learn more. If you have an appointment for Pfizer or Moderna, please go to your appointment as planned. If you have an appointment for Johnson & Johnson, your appointment will be re-scheduled.

  • Authorized vaccines have been proven to help prevent COVID-19 and are effective in preventing hospitalization and death.
  • If your vaccine requires two shots, you will get a printed card and an email to remind you to come back 3 or 4 weeks later for your second dose.
  • You will receive a vaccination card with details about your shot. Your personal information is private and strictly confidential.


Before and after your vaccination

Need a ride?

Call your local transit agency for a free ride to your vaccine appointment. They serve all 100 North Carolina counties.

North Carolina's college basketball programs are asking you to take your COVID-19 shot

NCAA D1 basketball coaches from across North Carolina are encouraging their colleagues, teammates, students and fans to take their shot.


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