Find your spot to take your shot

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A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible given the limited supply of vaccines. North Carolina moves through vaccination phases by aligning to federal priorities while empowering local vaccine providers with the flexibility to move to the next priority group as they complete phases and have vaccines available.

Rest assured: you have a spot to take your shot.

Find My Vaccine Group

Find My Vaccine Location

Because vaccine supplies are still limited, you may have to wait. Here is how to take your shot against COVID-19.

  • Supplies are very limited. Right now, very few vaccine doses are available.
  • You will likely need an appointment to get vaccinated. You may have to wait to schedule your appointment to get your vaccine.
  • Your local vaccine provider can help you get your shot. Because supplies are very limited right now, most doctors cannot provide vaccinations in their offices. 
  • You can also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center 1-888-675-4567. It's a free call.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone for free, whether or not you have health insurance. You will need two shots to build up your immunity. You will get a printed card and an email to remind you to come back 3 or 4 weeks later for your second dose. Your personal information is private and strictly confidential.

Need transportation to and from your vaccine provider?

People who need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine appointment should reach out to their local transit agency. You can find your local transit agency online and can call the phone number listed for assistance. Local transit agencies serve all 100 North Carolina counties.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Your best shot at stopping COVID-19

You have a spot, take your shot. A tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. To save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, independent state and federal public health advisory committees recommend first protecting health care workers, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and fairly as possible given the limited supply of vaccines.
    Keep practicing the 3 Ws - wear a mask, wait six feet apart, wash your hands - until most people have a chance to get vaccinated.


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Group 1

Group 1

Health care workers & Long-Term Care staff and residents

  • Health care workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities

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Group 2

Group 2

Older adults

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

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Group 3

Group 3

Frontline essential workers

  • The CDC defines frontline essential workers as workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and who are at substantially higher risk for exposure to COVID-19

Learn more about Group 3

Group 4

Group 4

Adults at high risk for exposure and increased risk of severe illness

  • Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
  • Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
  • Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers

Learn more about Group 4

Group 5

Group 5

Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination