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UNC Health is closely monitoring the situation regarding the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. As a precaution, we will follow the FDA’s recommendation and pause vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until federal authorities are able to review data and provide further guidance. Patients who were scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at UNC Health vaccination clinics today will be offered one of the other vaccines where possible or rescheduled as necessary. Severe reactions are rare. Click here for information on when to seek medical care.

All adults in North Carolina are currently eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

At this time, all adults in North Carolina are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.  Supplies are limited, and appointments are scheduled each week based on vaccines received from the state. Individuals who are 16 and 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

You must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. No identification is required. Walk-ins are not accepted. Schedule an appointment online or call 984-215-5485 (M-F 8am-4pm). For more information on how to get a vaccine, visit Get Vaccinated.

Group 2 Adults 65+ Active

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

You must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. No identification is required. Walk-ins are not accepted. Schedule an appointment online or call 984-215-5485 (M-F 8am-4pm). For more information on how to get a vaccine, visit Get Vaccinated.

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.

You must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. No identification is required. Walk-ins are not accepted. Schedule an appointment online or call 984-215-5485 (M-F 8am-4pm). For more information on how to get a vaccine, visit Get Vaccinated.

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

You must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. No identification is required. Walk-ins are not accepted. Schedule an appointment online or call 984-215-5485 (M-F 8am-4pm). For more information on how to get a vaccine, visit Get Vaccinated.

Group 5 Everyone Active

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

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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