This information is subject to change and was last updated on 1/21/21.
Currently, healthcare workers at high risk of exposure to COVID-19, long-term care residents and staff, people 65 years of age and older are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine:
You must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. You may not get a vaccine without an appointment. No identification is required. Walk-ins are not accepted.
As more vaccine doses become available, other groups will become eligible. UNC Health is following rules from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, including the order and timing of who can get a vaccine, and we are committed to providing a vaccination for all co-workers and to our community as quickly as possible. While vaccine supplies remain limited, 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.
(Active) Group 1: 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
(Active) Group 2: Older adults
- Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation
Group 3: 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
Group 4: 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
Group 5: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination