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Everyone Over Age 16 in N.C. Is Now Eligible to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare — April 09, 2021
Since April 7, everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The safe, effective vaccines are free, even if you don’t have insurance. But you must make an appointment to receive your shot.

Here are a few things to remember about the vaccines:
  • Getting an appointment near you may require some patience
  • You don’t need to show an ID or proof of citizenship to be vaccinated
  • You can get your shot anywhere in the state, but if you get one of the two-dose vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna), plan to get the second shot at the same location as the first

Which Vaccine Should You Get?

All of the vaccines help prevent COVID-19 and are effective in preventing hospitalizations and death. So the best vaccine is the first one available to you.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are given in two doses a few weeks apart. For those vaccines, you will get your second appointment at the time of your first appointment.

Ready to get started?

The NC DHHS’s “You Have a Spot, Take Your Shot” website has lots of great information. Get started here.

Getting your vaccination appointment can be confusing and take some time. You may need to look at a few websites to find an appointment. But don’t give up. If you don’t find an appointment on one website, try a different one. Check back often. New appointments are opening up all the time.

Learn More

To learn more about making appointments, call the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit www.yourspotyourshot.nc.gov.

Here are a few more great resources to help you “Take Your Shot”:
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