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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for ages 12 and older. Click here to schedule an appointment.

 

Individuals 12 years old and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

At this time, individuals 12 years old and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who are 12-17 years old are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and can call (984) 215-5485 find a location with Pfizer vaccines available and to schedule an appointment.

Groups Currently Eligible for Vaccination

Group 1 Healthcare Workers Active

This group includes:

  • 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

UNC Health’s vaccination clinics accept walk-in appointments, as we encourage more North Carolinians to get their shot. That includes our largest vaccine clinic at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, which will accept walk-ins from Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM based on availability. Making an appointment online or on the phone is still the best way to get a shot, but anyone 18 years old and older can now walk in to a UNC Health vaccine clinic to get vaccinated. Call (984) 215-5485 for more information.

Group 2 Adults 65+ Active

This group includes anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

UNC Health’s vaccination clinics accept walk-in appointments, as we encourage more North Carolinians to get their shot. That includes our largest vaccine clinic at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, which will accept walk-ins from Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM based on availability. Making an appointment online or on the phone is still the best way to get a shot, but anyone 18 years old and older can now walk in to a UNC Health vaccine clinic to get vaccinated. Call (984) 215-5485 for more information.

Group 3 In-Person Frontline Essential Workers Active

Frontline essential workers must be in-person at their place of work and work in one of the following eight essential sectors: critical manufacturing, education, essential goods, food and agriculture, government and community services, healthcare and public health, public safety, and transportation.

UNC Health’s vaccination clinics accept walk-in appointments, as we encourage more North Carolinians to get their shot. That includes our largest vaccine clinic at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, which will accept walk-ins from Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM based on availability. Making an appointment online or on the phone is still the best way to get a shot, but anyone 18 years old and older can now walk in to a UNC Health vaccine clinic to get vaccinated. Call (984) 215-5485 for more information.

Group 4 High-Risk Adults and Essential Workers Active

This group includes 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

UNC Health’s vaccination clinics accept walk-in appointments, as we encourage more North Carolinians to get their shot. That includes our largest vaccine clinic at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, which will accept walk-ins from Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM based on availability. Making an appointment online or on the phone is still the best way to get a shot, but anyone 18 years old and older can now walk in to a UNC Health vaccine clinic to get vaccinated. Call (984) 215-5485 for more information.

Group 5 Everyone 12+ Active

Everyone 12+ who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination.

UNC Health’s vaccination clinics accept walk-in appointments, as we encourage more North Carolinians to get their shot. That includes our largest vaccine clinic at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, which will accept walk-ins from Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM based on availability. Making an appointment online or on the phone is still the best way to get a shot, but anyone 18 years old and older can now walk in to a UNC Health vaccine clinic to get vaccinated. Call (984) 215-5485 for more information.

While waiting for a vaccine, it is important to continue following all safety measures, including social distancing, handwashing and wearing a mask. Learn more about protecting yourself before and after receiving a vaccine.

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