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Scheduling a free COVID-19 vaccine appointment is easy! 

1. Visit:

2. Search for zip code 27278                                    ***Please Note: "LHI Orange County Health Department vaccine clinic has NEW LOCATION: Bonnie B. Davis Environment & Agricultural Center at 1020 US Hwy 70 W, Hillsborough, NC 27278
* The clinic is directly across the street from the DMV on Highway 70.***

3. Choose a time and date that works for your schedule!

4. Call 919-913-8088 to register by phone. The phone center is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spanish and other languages available. 

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Everyone ages 12 and up, is eligible to get vaccinated! The vaccine is free, safe and effective.

  • *Only Pfizer has been approved for ages 12 and up. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are both 18 years+.
  • Questions may be directed to

Want to host a COVID-19 vaccine event? Fill out THIS FORM.

Need an additional shot because you are immunocompromised?

Visit our Chapel Hill location Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 2501 Homestead Road or our Hillsborough location at  300 W. Tryon St. Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Did you lose your vaccine card?

You may either call 919-913-8088 or visit to get a new copy. PDF: Assessing Your COVID-19 Vaccine Record, English, Spanish


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The Orange County Health Department is offering Pfizer booster shots. People eligible for booster shots may check with local pharmacies or visit For more information, call (919) 913-8088. Read more about booster shots.

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Walk-in Clinics
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We have free, walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics every week! Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available.

NEW LOCATION AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2021: Hillsborough Walk-in Clinic
SCHEDULE: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bonnie B. Davis Environment & Agricultural Center at 1020 US Hwy 70 W, Hillsborough, NC 27278
* The clinic is directly across the street from the DMV on Highway 70.
VACCINES OFFERED: Moderna and Pfizer

No appointment is required for the Hillsborough walk-in clinic, but if you would like to schedule an appointment at this location, call 877-505-6723 or visit

Chapel Hill Walk-in Clinic
SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Southern Human Services Center at 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
VACCINES OFFERED: Moderna, Pfizer and J & J

Free and no ID or insurance required.

If you have general questions about the clinics or the vaccines, please call 919-913-8088.


Pop-up vaccine clinics are open to all community members ages 12 and older. The vaccine is FREE and no ID, insurance or appointment is needed.
Walk-ins are welcome! For questions call 919-913-8088.

Looking for the J & J (Janssen) Vaccine? 

Our pop-up events listed below the calendar offer J & J unless otherwise noted! This one shot vaccine is ideal for people who have a fear of needles. Unfortunately our walk-in clinics do not offer J & J. You may find other vaccine providers who do at


Last FridaysAt the old courthouse in Hillsborough: 104 E. King St.Friday, October 29th, 2021
from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Flyers: English/ Español
J & J, Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines 
Farmer's Market Pavilion in Hillsborough (next to the Courthouse)
140 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough
Wednesday, November 3 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pmFlyers: English, Español
J & J and Pfizer Vaccines
Farmer's Market Pavilion in Hillsborough (next to the Courthouse)
140 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough
Wednesday, November 10 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Flyers: English, Español
J & J and Pfizer Vaccines


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Vaccine Providers approximate to Orange County:

Vaccine ProviderWeb SitePhone Number
Orange County Health
UNC Health
Piedmont Health Services
Hillsborough Pharmacyhttps://www.hillsboroughpharmacync.com919-245-1212
Duke Health you are a Duke MyChart user, you can check regularly to view appointment availability.
Cone Health
Durham Veterans Affairs (VA)
Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescentshttp://www.chapelhillpeds.com919-933-3473
Greensboro Mass Vaccination Site

Tarheel Town PharmacyEmail ttpharmacy17@gmail.com919-240-7827
Walgreenshttps://www.walgreens.comCall individual stores.

Walgreens Locations offering COVID-19 Vaccines:

1670 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill
1500 E. Franlin St.Chapel Hill
801 Mebane Oaks Rd.Mebane
1106 Environ WayChapel Hill
200 US Highway 70 EHillsborough
602-G Jones Ferry RoadCarrboro

*NCDHHS maintains a list of all the vaccination sites in North Carolina:

More information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services here:

More information from the CDC here:

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Fill out this form to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at your home:

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Vaccine (shots) are one of the tools we have to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To stop this pandemic, we need to use all of our prevention tools. Vaccines are one of the most effective tools to protect your health and prevent disease. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses so your body will be ready to fight the virus, if you are exposed (also called immunity). Other steps, like wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth and staying at least 6 feet away from other people you don’t live with, also help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Experts also think that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. These vaccines cannot give you the disease itself.

Screen Shot 2020-12-30 at 5.19.08 PMDifferent types of COVID-19 vaccines are available.

Most of these vaccines are given in two shots, one at a time and spaced apart. The first shot gets your body ready. The second shot is given at least three weeks later to make sure you have full protection. If you are told you need two shots, make sure that you get both of them. The vaccines may work in slightly different ways, but all types of the vaccines will help protect you.




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Great care has been taken to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

Scientists had a head start. Although the vaccines were developed quickly, they were built upon years of work in developing vaccines for similar viruses.

Testing was thorough and successful. More than 70,000 people participated in clinical trials for two vaccines to see if they are safe and effective. To date, the vaccines are nearly 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no safety concerns.

There is no COVID-19 virus in the vaccine. The vaccine imitates the infection so that our bodies think a germ like the virus is attacking. This creates the antibody defenses we need to fight off COVID-19 if and when the real germ attacks.

No major side effects. Some people may have temporary reactions after being vaccinated, such as swelling from the injection, tiredness or feeling off for a day or two.


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Where can I find answers to my vaccine questions?

The North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center 

Call: 888-675-4567

Callers can get help with general COVID-19 vaccine questions by calling 888-675-4567 for information on eligibility groups, clinical questions about the vaccine, how to find vaccine locations, and transportation services.

The COVID-19 vaccine help center supports English and Spanish calls, and TTY. Callers will be able to select call back assistance where they receive a call when agents are available instead of waiting in line for an agent. The language line will be available for all other languages needed. 

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 Check out these pages for answers to  frequently asked questions:

Or call the NCDHHS COVID-19 hotline at  2-1-1 or 888-892-1162

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Providers

COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Medical Centers, Clinics, and Clinicians

ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists

 Long Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Toolkit  

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for the General Public

COVID-19 Vaccine Overview 

CDC Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

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Source: CDC 

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

Helpful tips

If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Use or exercise your arm.

To reduce discomfort from fever:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Dress lightly.

When to call the doctor

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days
  • If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.

V-Safe app: after vaccination health checker

Use your smartphone to tell the CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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This 1:30 minute video answers the question: I have had my second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Can I throw away my mask and begin visiting with family and friends?

Orange County Health Director, Quintana Stewart, answers this question.
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If you've been fully vaccinated:

Source: CDC

  •  You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
  • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

What you should keep doing: 

  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
  • If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. 
  • Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested 3 days before travel by air into the United States (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay homeand away from others.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking allprecautions to prevent COVID-19.
  1. The North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced that if you are fully vaccinated, you can:
    • Gather with others who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
    • Be in most indoor and outdoor public spaces without wearing a face covering or staying 6 feet
    • Not get tested, and not quarantine, after being exposed to COVID-19 if you do not have
      symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Travel in the United States without needing to get tested before or after travel or self-
      quarantine after travel. International travelers need to pay close attention to the situation at their international destinations before traveling due to the spread of new variants and because the burden of COVID-19 varies globally.
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