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Updated Fall Booster Shots Now Available:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a bivalent Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines. Bivalent vaccines, or “updated boosters,” protect against the original strain of COVID-19 and BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariant. 

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a single updated fall booster dose at least two months following primary or last booster vaccination. The Pfizer bivalent vaccine is authorized for individuals 12 and older and the Moderna bivalent vaccine is authorized for individuals 18 and older. 

Today, the FDA has issued emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna and the Pfizer- COVID-19 Vaccines, authorizing updated bivalent, “fall boosters” for children 5-11 years old. These “fall boosters for children ages 5-11,” are NOT yet available as a final recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still required. This CDC recommendation expected next week.

With today’s authorization, our current Moderna and Pfizer booster “monovalent” shots for individuals ages 5-11 will no longer be available.

Updated bivalent boosters are not yet authorized to children under 12 years old. Eligible children 5-11 years old can still receive the original Pfizer booster. FDA approval and CDC recommendation for updated bivalent booster shots for children 5-11 years old is expected in the coming weeks.

The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine is now available for adults 18 years and older. Novavax is not available for adults who have already competed their primary series of Moderna and Pfizer. The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine is not authorized for booster doses.



The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced all children and adults (age 6 months 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.


Vaccination Clinic Information

Department of Public Health
1235 Ramsey Street

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



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 5 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

    Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster shot after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series. Learn more about when you should get your 1st booster. 

    Recommended 2 Boosters 

    • Adults ages 50 years and older 
    • People ages 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised 

    Learn more about when you should get your 2nd booster. 

    A third booster, an Omicron specific booster shot, has not been authorized by the FDA or recommended by the CDC at this time. 

    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

    IF YOU’RE SICK WITH COVID, GET TREATMENT FAST. Treatments must be given as soon as you feel sick and can only be prescribed by a medical professional. Get tested and treated in one visit at a one-stop Test to Treat site, even if you don't have insurance. You may be charged for testing and evaluation. 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.


    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.


    *Minors 5-17 may receive a third additional dose if they are immunocompromised. Only Pfizer booster doses are approved for those that are 5-11.

    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
      Director: Dr. Jennifer Green

      Contact Us

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

      1235 Ramsey Street
      Fayetteville, NC 28301

      Health Department Accreditation