COVID-19 Vaccine

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: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Extended hours Thursdays until 6 pm

Initial vaccines available:

  • Pfizer
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 5 and older
    • Three-dose vaccine, approved for children 6 months to 4 years of age
      • Third dose is Pfizer's updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 6 months and older
  • Johnson & Johnson
    • One-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 18 and older
  • Novavax
    • Two-dose vaccine, approved for anyone 12 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


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have authorized and recommended updated bivalent COVID-19  booster shots to provide continued protection for individuals who have been fully vaccinated.  Bivalent COVID-19 booster shots include protections against the original COVID-19 virus and omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. See below for a COVID-19 booster eligibility guide.

Eligibility for a Pfizer Booster

  • 5 years or older and it has been at least two months since your last COVID-19 shot, either the last dose of your initial series or any previous booster shot.

Eligibility for a Moderna Booster

  • 6 years or older and it has been at least two months since your last COVID-19 shot, either the last dose of your initial series or any previous booster shot.  
  • 6 months to 5 years and it has been at least two months since completing the initial Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series. 

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 MySpot.NC.gov.

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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. To keep everyone safe, we must continue to use every tool in our toolkit – wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing our hands, staying home if sick, and other daily protective measures – regardless of vaccination status.

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