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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 in-person frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 3, according to Governor Roy Cooper.

Additionally, some people in Group 4, such as those with medical conditions and those living in congregated living facilitates, are expected to become eligible on March 24.

Frontline essential workers must be in-person at their place of work and work in one of the eight essential sectors listed below.

  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Essential Goods
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Government and Community Services
  • Healthcare and Public Health
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation

Learn more about who qualifies as a frontline essential worker.

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. Vaccine supplies at UNC Health are very limited. If you are currently eligible, you must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Learn more: Get Vaccinated