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Get the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccines

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On Monday morning, Aug. 23, the FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. The three vaccines available in the United States—Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson—have been available under an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA. That authorization required extensive testing and proof of efficacy and safety, but full approval is another step beyond that. The designation puts Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in the same category as other approved vaccines, such as those that prevent measles, polio and HPV. Learn more about what this means.

Full approval for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson is expected in the coming weeks and months; those manufacturers started the process after Pfizer. The Pfizer vaccine continues to be available to adolescents ages 12 to 15 under the EUA; full approval is expected for that age range in the future, as well as for booster shots.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Vaccine FAQs

Who is eligible?

Individuals 12 years old and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Get answers to top questions for adolescents here.

About the Vaccines

Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, and millions have been vaccinated. The vaccines are working: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all fallen dramatically in the United States, and most communities have found it possible to at least partially reopen.

Learn more about how the vaccines were developed and tested for safety.

Community Resources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources can reduce misinformation and ensure our friends, families and community members have the information they need to stay safe and healthy.

View resources for how to share accurate information with your community.

UNC Health Patients Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccines Online and by Phone

Those interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can schedule online, through My UNC Chart, or by calling any UNC Health primary care clinic that administers vaccines.

Vaccines are available for patients who did not receive their first dose at a UNC Health vaccination clinic. All patients need to bring their vaccination cards to the second dose appointment. Call your primary care provider for questions or additional information.

Where to Seek Care

Primary Care: Non-urgent/ Minor Health Care Needs

  • Accepting new patients
  • Same day sick visits available
  • Ear infection
  • Sprain or strain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Colds, cough, flu, fevers
  • Minor burns, cuts/lacerations
  • Asthma attacks (minor), bronchitis
  • Nausea, migraines
  • Pink eye
  • Sore Throat
  • Dehydration

In-office and virtual visits available

Schedule an appointment or call 919-966-7890

Urgent Care: Minor Injuries and Illnesses

  • Allergies
  • Coughs and colds
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Fever and flu symptoms
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Strains and sprains
  • Sinus infections
  • Minor cuts
  • Urinary tract infections

In-office and virtual visits available

Locations in Wake, Orange, and Johnson counties | Options for pediatric and orthopedic patients

Reserve your spot online

Emergency Department: Life-Threatening Injuries and Illnesses

  • Chest pain or heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Broken bones or deep wounds
  • Constant vomiting
  • Severe and prolonged shortness of breath
  • Allergic reactions to food or insect bites
  • Head injuries and/or unconsciousness
  • Heavy, uncontrolled bleeding

Note: This is not a complete list of emergency symptoms and conditions. Seek emergency care for any life-threatening situations

Get Your Vaccine Today

Schedule an appointment to receive your COVID-19 Vaccine at a UNC Health facility. We offer both two-dose (Pfizer and Moderna) and one-dose (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines.

Schedule your Appointment

Booster Guidance

Read latest guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccines- who is eligible, which vaccine needs a booster, and more.

View Booster Guidance

Meet the UNC Health Mobile Vaccination Unit

UNC Health’s COVID Vaccination Mobile Unit continues to meet the need in helping underserved populations get vaccinated. So far, the unit has been able to vaccinate about 1,400 patients since the project started in February.

UNC Health Immunization Records (including Covid-19 Vaccination)

Your UNC Health immunization record can be found in My UNC Chart.  If you have My UNC Chart, you can login to access these records. If you do not have My UNC Chart and would like to activate your account, you may activate online at https://myuncchart.org/MyChart/accesscheck.asp or by calling UNC HealthLink at;(888) 996-2767. You may also contact UNC Health Medical Records at 984-974-3226 for a copy of your Epic@UNC immunization record, but please note that they will not be distributing CDC Vaccination Cards.

NC DHHS Immunization Record

You may also contact NC DHHS on their Help Desk number at (877) 873-6247 to get your vaccination records printout.