Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is easy!
Página en Español: https://www.orangecountync.gov/369/EspanolVisit our Multilingual Resources Page for resources in many languages: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2355/Multilingual-Resources#Vaccine
The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Hillsborough is closed on:
We have walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics every week!
Whitted Human Services Center
*Second Floor Conference Room
Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- *Friday July 23rd – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
*August 30th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
No appointment is required for the walk-in clinics, but if you would like to schedule an appointment at this location, call 877-505-6723 or visit https://myoptumserve.com/covid19.
Southern Human Services Center
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Southern Human Services Center at 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Free and no ID or insurance required.
If you have general questions about the clinics or the vaccines, please call 919-913-8088.
Both the Chapel Hill and Hillsborough COVID-19 Walk-In Clinics will be closed for the following holidays:
- Saturday, September 4th
- Monday, September 6th
Pop-up vaccine clinics are open to all community members ages 12 and older.
We encourage you to register by calling 919-913-8088 or by visiting https://www.myspot.nc.gov
Walk-ins are also welcome!
UPCOMING POP-UP VACCINE CLINICS
|Last Fridays in Hillsborough||At the old courthouse in Hillsborough: 104 E. King St.||Friday, July 30th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm||Flyers: English/Español|
|Sportsplex- Passmore Center||103 Meadowlands Dr.|
|Wednesday, August 4th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm||Flyers: Coming soon!|
*PLEASE VISIT OUR MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES PAGE FOR VACCINE INFORMATION IN MANY LANGUAGES AND ASL.
Vaccine Providers approximate to Orange County:
|Vaccine Provider||Web Site||Phone Number|
|Orange County Health Department||www.orangecountync.gov/getyourshot||919-913-8088|
|Piedmont Health Services||https://piedmonthealth.org/how-can-i-be-tested-for-covid19/||919-545-3452|
|Duke Health||https://www.dukehealth.org/covid-19-update/covid-19-vaccine-update||If you are a Duke MyChart user, you can check regularly to view appointment availability.|
|Durham Veterans Affairs (VA)||https://www.durham.va.gov||919-286-0411|
|Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents||http://www.chapelhillpeds.com||919-933-3473|
|Greensboro Mass Vaccination Site||https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/how-do-i/gso-mass-vax||1-888-675-4567|
|Tarheel Town Pharmacy||Email firstname.lastname@example.org||919-240-7827|
|Walgreens||https://www.walgreens.com||Call 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 Way||Chapel Hill|
|200 US Highway 70 E||Hillsborough|
|602-G Jones Ferry Road||Carrboro|
*NCDHHS maintains a list of all the vaccination sites in North Carolina: https://myspot.nc.gov
Please do not double book, but rather either go through one provider or another.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
More information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines
More information from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
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.
|Different 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.
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.
*PLEASE VISIT OUR MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES PAGE FOR VACCINE INFORMATION IN MANY LANGUAGES AND ASL.
Where can I find answers to my vaccine questions?
The North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center
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:
- NCDHHS: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
- UNC COVID-19 Vaccine Hub: https://www.yourshot.health
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
- English: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/COVID-19-Vaccine-Update.pdf
- Spanish: https://files.nc.gov/covid/Hoja-Informativa-COVID-19.pdf
- Visit our Multilingual Resources Page for Vaccine Information in many languages.
CDC Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
- English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
- Spanish: https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
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:
Throughout the rest of your body:
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. www.cdc.gov/vsafe
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.
|VIDEO: English||FLYER: English, Español, Chinese, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Swahili|
|Flyer in English||Flyer in Spanish|
If you've been fully vaccinated:
- 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.
- 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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