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Vaccination

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people receive an mRNA booster shot 5 months after completing their Pfizer-primary series (2 doses).

The booster interval recommendation for people who received the J&J vaccine is 2 months.

The booster interval recommendation for people who received the Moderna vaccine is 5 months.

Booster shots are now authorized for everyone age 12 and older.

The CDC recommends Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the best choice for most people to prevent COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine is available for people aged 5 and older. The CDC emphasizes that receiving any vaccine, including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, is better than being unvaccinated.

In addition, people age 5 and older whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of the Moderna or Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after their initial 2 doses. At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized and recommended for children aged 5-11.

Information for individuals seeking a booster dose (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson) or third additional dose for moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals (Pfizer and Moderna only) can be found below.

 

 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced all children and adults (age 5 and up) are eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines

CDC recommends that people remain up to date with their vaccines, which includes additional doses for individuals who are immunocompromised or booster doses at regular time points. Individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot and a booster shot.

Visit the CDC website to learn more about which vaccines you need to stay up to date.

Vaccines are free to everyone. No insurance or ID cards are required.

Some Medicaid Prepaid Health Plans offer monetary incentives for members who receive their COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Minor Consent

A North Carolina State law changed on August 20, 2021 that now requires health care providers to obtain written consent from a parent or legal guardian of a minor prior to administration of any vaccine that that has been granted emergency use authorization and is not yet fully approved by the FDA to an individual under 18 years of age.

Once a vaccine has full FDA approval, pre-existing minor consent laws apply to consent to vaccination.

Table of Pfizer vaccine considerations by age group

*Minors 5-17 may receive a third additional dose if they are immunocompromised. Only Pfizer booster doses are approved for those that are 12-17.



Vaccination Clinic Information


Department of Public Health
1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville

Monday - Friday
Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J
Appointments encouraged, walk ins welcome
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

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Schedule an Appointment

If you need assistance scheduling your appointment, call 910- 678-7657.

 


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Vaccination Clinic Calendar



 

Are you looking for a COVID-19 vaccine for a person who is at home because of limited mobility?
You may call the At-Home Vaccination Hotline at 1-866-303-0026, or fill out a registration form. For more information on at-home vaccination, visit www.ptrc.org/covid.

Have questions or concerns about getting your COVID-19 vaccine? 
NC DHHS has answers

 

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Booster Doses and Additional Doses for Immunocompromised Individuals


    To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 12 and older. Although we don’t have all the answers on the Omicron variant, initial data suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants

    You are eligible for a booster if: 

    • You are 12 or older (Pfizer)*, or 18 or older (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J)
    • You received your second/final dose of the Pfizer vaccines more than FIVE months ago, or
    • You received your second/final dose of the Moderna vaccines more than FIVE months ago, or
    • You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than TWO months ago

    * At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 12-17.

    Adults 18 and older may receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your booster shot. However, it is recommended that people get boosted with a mRNA vaccine – Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, instead of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, unless they have a medical reason as to why they cannot receive an mRNA vaccine. Speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about what booster is right for you.

    Immunocompromised Individuals
    People who are immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Everyone, including immunocompromised people, should receive a COVID-19 vaccine primary series if they are 5 years and older as soon as possible.

    After completing the primary series, some moderately or severely immunocompromised people should get an additional primary shot and a booster shot.

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    Treatment of COVID-19

    Treatment is available, but even with newly authorized treatments, there is very limited availability. Treatment of COVID-19 is not a substitute for vaccinations. Treatments may decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death but they will not prevent infection.

    If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and are at high risk for severe disease because you are unvaccinated or immunocompromised, talk to your doctor about treatment or call 1-877-332-6585 (English) or 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish).

    Visit the NC DHHS website for more information. Treatment options currently authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA include Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) and antiviral pills for treatment of COVID-19.





    Lost CDC Vaccination Card?

    If you need a copy of your vaccination record, you can retrieve an electronic copy from the COVID Vaccine Management (CVMS) Recipient Portal. The electronic copy can be printed for your use from CVMS. Read the following user guide to learn how to register, check your eligibility and view your proof of vaccination after being vaccinated. 

    If you are unable to access the CVMS Recipient Portal and you need a hard copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Card, please contact our Medical Records Department at 910-433-3857.



    • Contact Us

      Phone: 910-433-3600
      Department of Public Health:

      1235 Ramsey Street
      Fayetteville, NC 28301

      Health Department Accreditation  
      Fax: 910-433-3659
      TTY Phone: 910-223-9386
      Email:
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      Director: Dr. Jennifer Green

      Contact Us

      Phone: 910-433-3600
      Fax: 910-433-3659
      TTY Phone: 910-223-9386
      Email:
      email_envelope
      Director: Dr. Jennifer Green
      Department of Public Health:

      1235 Ramsey Street
      Fayetteville, NC 28301

      Health Department Accreditation