Rest assured: you have a spot to take your shot.
Because vaccine supplies are still limited, you may have to wait. Here is how to take your shot against COVID-19.
- Supplies are very limited. Right now, very few vaccine doses are available.
- You will likely need an appointment to get vaccinated. You may have to wait to schedule your appointment to get your vaccine.
- Your local vaccine provider can help you get your shot. Because supplies are very limited right now, most doctors cannot provide vaccinations in their offices.
- You can also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center 1-888-675-4567. It’s a free call.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone for free, whether or not you have health insurance. Whether they are giving in one shot or two, all vaccines help prevent COVID-19 and are effective in preventing hospitalization and death. If your vaccine requires two shots, you will get a printed card and an email to remind you to come back 3 or 4 weeks later for your second dose. You will need to get your second shot at the same place you got first. That’s because the federal government automatically ships your second dose to that provider. Your personal information is private and strictly confidential.
Need transportation to and from your vaccine provider?
People who need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine appointment should reach out to their local transit agency. You can find your local transit agency online and can call the phone number listed for assistance. Local transit agencies serve all 100 North Carolina counties.
You have a spot, take your shot. A tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. To save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, independent state and federal public health advisory committees recommend first protecting health care workers, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and fairly as possible given the limited supply of vaccines.
Keep practicing the 3 Ws – wear a mask, wait six feet apart, wash your hands – until most people have a chance to get vaccinated.