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COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

North Carolinians 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • To schedule an appointment time, please answer the questions below to confirm your eligibility and schedule your appointment.
  • 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.

All patients will be able to schedule the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine either online below, through My UNC Chart, or by calling any UNC Health primary clinic that administers vaccines.

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 Pfizer (two-dose), Moderna (two-dose), or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose) vaccine appointment depending on availability. 
  • 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 Pfizer (two-dose), Moderna (two-dose), or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose) vaccine appointment depending on availability.

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
  • Third shot recommended for individuals with a weakened immune system
  • 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

Pfizer

  • Requires 2 shots
  • Second shot is given 3 weeks after the first
  • Third shot recommended for individuals with a weakened immune system
  • Authorized for age 12 and 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

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
  • Lower risk of severe side effects that interfere with daily activities

Booster Guidance

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

View Booster Guidance

Vaccine Information for Individuals Ages 12 – 17

No one under 12 can be vaccinated.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for those who are under the age of 18. If you are 12- 17 years of age, please fill out the online scheduling form or call (984) 215-5485 to schedule your appointment. We are available to answer calls Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.

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.

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.