COVID-19 Vaccine

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working to provide new COVID-19 vaccines.  Effective immediately, COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are paused until the new updated vaccines are available. New COVID-19 vaccines have been changed to better protect against currently circulating variants of the COVID-19 virus and will be available soon. New Hanover County Health and Human Services and the Pandemic Operations Team remain committed to providing you with the most up to date protections against COVID-19.

The New Hanover County Pandemic Operations team is offering free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to the community.  

Vaccines and boosters are available during the following hours for walk-ins:

  • Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Extended hours Tuesdays until 6 pm

Initial vaccines currently available:

  • Novavax
    • Two-dose vaccine, for anyone 12 years old and older

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required for children 15 years old and younger to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. COVID-19 Booster shots

COVID-19 Booster Shots

 Over time immunity that is built from the COVID-19 vaccine begins to fade and a booster shot can strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19. In April 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) simplified vaccine and booster recommendations to include one booster dose for everyone 6 months and older and a second booster dose for those 65 and older or immunocompromised to provide continued protection against severe illness from COVID-19.

Booster shots currently available:

Eligibility for a Novavax Booster

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have authorized and recommended a monovalent Novavax COVID-19 booster in certain cases.
  • 18 years or older and it has been at least six months since completion of a primary series COVID-19 vaccine and have not received any previous boosters. 
  • Unable to receive an mRNA bivalent COVID-19 booster due to medical reasons or lack of availability. 
  1. Other Resources & Helpful Information

Sign up for COVID-19 updates here and get the latest information from New Hanover County Public Health.

You can find more local vaccine providers and COVID-19 vaccine appointment information at

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Safe and effective vaccines are helping us defend against the COVID-19 virus, and New Hanover County Public Health is actively working to serve our entire community. Vaccines are one way to prevent serious illness from spreading, but it’s important to remember that it is not a cure or the end of COVID-19. There are lots of ways to keep everyone safe, including wearing a mask, improving ventilation indoors, washing our hands, staying home if sick, and other daily protective measures.

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