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COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only – no walk-ins. Please answer the questions below to confirm your eligibility and schedule your appointment.

More are added as we get additional vaccine from the state. You may also visit the NC DHHS website for other options to get vaccinated.

Patients will NOT have any out-of-pocket costs for the COVID-19 vaccine. However, if you have insurance please bring your insurance card.

No photo ID is needed.

Schedule Your Appointment

Important Appointment Information

Scheduling

  • Three types of vaccines are available: Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna or Pfizer require two vaccine doses several weeks apart.
  • Johnson & Johnson requires just one dose.
  • For online scheduling, you may be able to select a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) appointment or one-dose (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine appointment depending on availability. 
  • If you select a two-dose vaccine, you will not be able to choose between Moderna or Pfizer as we are unable to know which of those two vaccines will be available from week to week. 
  • There are several locations to choose to receive your vaccine. Please pay special attention to where you schedule.
  • If you select a two-dose vaccines, your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be scheduled at the same location where you received your first shot. The vaccine clinic will help you schedule your second dose before you leave your first appointment.
  • If an earlier appointment becomes available, UNC Health may contact you to offer you that appointment.
  • If you did not receive your appointment for your 2nd dose, please call the location where you received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • You will need to wait at least 15 minutes for observation after you receive your vaccine.

Rescheduling appointments

  • Online: If you logged into My UNC Chart at the time of scheduling your appointment, you can reschedule your appointment through My UNC Chart. Please go to www.myuncchart.org. Once you log in, please do not cancel your appointment. Click the reschedule button to reschedule electronically at the location where you are scheduled at and select the date/time that is convenient for you.
  • By phone: please call 984-215-5485 to reschedule your appointment.

Is there a choice in which brand of COVID-19 vaccine?

  • We recommend patients get whichever vaccine is offered when you are eligible.
  • For online scheduling, you may be able to select a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) appointment or one-dose (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine appointment depending on availability. 
  • If you select a two-dose vaccine, you will not be able to choose between Moderna or Pfizer as we are unable to know which of those two vaccines will be available from week to week. 

COVID-19 VACCINES AT A GLANCE

There are different vaccines available to prevent COVID-19. Each has been found to be safe and effective. Based on clinical trials data, here are differences between them. The goal of any vaccine is to keep you from getting very sick and needing to go to the hospital or dying. All three COVID-19 vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson – have been tested and have proven they achieve this goal.

Moderna

  • Requires 2 shots
  • Second shot is given 4 weeks after the first
  • Authorized for age 18 or older
  • In large clinical trial
    • 94% effective in preventing people becoming sick with COVID-19
    • Nearly 100% in preventing severe COVID-19, hospitalizations, and death
  • Severe allergic reactions are very rare
  • Protects against new Britain variant of the virus and lab tests predict that it protects against new variants of the virus

Pfizer

  • Requires 2 shots
  • Second shot is given 3 weeks after the first
  • Authorized for age 16 or older
  • In large clinical trial
    • 95% effective in preventing people becoming sick with COVID-19
    • 89% in preventing severe COVID-19
    • Nearly 100% effective in preventing, hospitalizations and death
  • Severe allergic reactions are very rare
  • Protects against new Britain variant of the virus and lab tests predict that it protects against new variants of the virus

Johnson & Johnson

  • Requires 1 shot
  • Authorized for age 18 or older
  • In large clinical trial
    • 66% effective in preventing people becoming sick with COVID-19
    • 84% in preventing severe COVID-19
    • 100% effective in preventing, hospitalizations and death
  • Protects against new Britain variant of the virus and effective against new variants from Brazil and South Africa
  • Lower risk of severe side effects that interfere with daily activities

UNC Health Statement on J&J Pause

April 13, 2021

UNC Health is closely monitoring the situation regarding the J&J COVID vaccine. As a precaution, we will follow the FDA’s recommendation and pause vaccinations using the J&J vaccine until federal authorities are able to review data and provide further guidance.

Patients who were scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine at UNC Health vaccination clinics today will be offered one of the other vaccines where possible or rescheduled as necessary. UNC Health always makes the safety of our patients our top priority, and will evaluate new data as it becomes available

Vaccine Information for Individuals Ages 16 – 17

No one under 16 can be vaccinated.

The only available vaccine that is authorized for age 16 or older is the Pfizer vaccine. If you are 16- 17 years of age, please call (984) 215-5485 to schedule your appointment. We can help you find a location with a Pfizer vaccine available. We are available to answer calls Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.

Clinic Locations will Vary across North Carolina

Please be aware that appointments will become available at clinics across the UNC Health system throughout North Carolina. If you are eligible, you may make an appointment at any clinic location, but please pay special attention to the city/location and be aware it may not be close to where you live.