North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule

Vaccine Eligibility Update for North Carolina

COVID-19 vaccines are available in North Carolina to everyone ages 16 and older.

What you should know:

– The vaccine is free everywhere in North Carolina.

– No photo ID or insurance is needed.

– Depending on where you get your vaccine, you may need to make an appointment.

– U.S. citizenship is not required or checked.

Are children able to get vaccinated? What about pregnant women? Find out the answers in our frequently asked questions about who can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

April 6, 2021 – President Biden announced that states should make all U.S. adults eligible for Covid-19 vaccine by April 19.

Source: NC DHHS COVID-19Vaccines

Health care workers & Long-Term Care staff and residents

  • Health care workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities

Older adults

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

Frontline essential workers

  • The CDC defines frontline essential workers as workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and who are at substantially higher risk for exposure to COVID-19

Adults at high risk for exposure and increased risk of severe illness

  • Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
  • Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
  • Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers

Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination

Source: NC DHHS COVID-19Vaccines