COVID-19 Vaccine

Vidant Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 12 and older. Additional (third) dose appointments are also available for high-risk immunocompromised individuals. You can view appointment availability by location and schedule vaccine appointments after completing the eligibility questionnaire below.

Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Fill out the pre-screening questionnaire below to get started.

If you encounter any issues with the pre-screening questionnaire, feel free to connect with us directly at 252-847-8000 — available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Vaccine Safety

Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet – Important information to read before vaccination

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet – Important information to read before vaccination

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet – Important information to read before vaccination

Before receiving FDA emergency use authorization approval, the COVID-19 vaccines went through rigorous testing and trials to prove they are safe and effective prior to distribution. Vidant is confident in the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

There is a potential for injection site reactions (redness, swelling, and pain) as well as fever, fatigue, headache, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, and/or joint pain. These are signs that your immune system is building protection against the virus. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Until findings are available from clinical trials and additional studies, only limited data are available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, including mRNA vaccines, administered during pregnancy. CDC and the FDA have safety monitoring systems in place to capture information about vaccination during pregnancy and will closely monitor reports.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to be pregnant and have questions or concerns, it is recommended for you to discuss with your primary care provider before getting vaccinated.

The research has not shown a link between the COVID-19 vaccine and infertility or miscarriage. The CDC provides additional information for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Vaccine Eligibility

Yes, Vidant is vaccinating eligible community members through a phased approach based on guidelines from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

Everyone 12 years of age or older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit the NCDHHS website for more information on who is eligible.

No. You cannot get your second dose at a Vidant location if you received your first dose at a non-Vidant location.

Yes. You can receive the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day, as well as within 14 days.

No. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, consult your doctor and consider getting tested. Please wait until you have recovered to get the vaccine.

Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is possible, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. If you have received an antibody infusion (monoclonal antibody, Bamlanivimab) for the treatment of COVID-19, please wait 90 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available to everyone regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Receiving the vaccine will not negatively affect your immigration status. Data gathered during the vaccination process is kept confidential and will not be used for immigration enforcement.

Additional (Third) Doses/Booster Shots

At this time, Vidant is only offering additional (third) doses to those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Complete the screening questionnaire above to see if you qualify.

We are not offering additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time. You can find more information regarding the CDC’s recommendations related to additional (third) doses here and booster shots here. Please continue checking back to for the latest information on Vidant’s vaccine efforts.

An additional (third) dose is recommended for immunocompromised individuals at least 28 days after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

An additional (third) dose may prevent serious and possibly life-threatening COVID-19 in people who may not have responded to their initial vaccine series. There is some limited data that suggests immunocompromised people who have low or no protection after two doses of mRNA vaccines may have an improved response after an additional (third) dose of the same vaccine.

At this time, additional (third) doses are only recommended for individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Yes, we recommend getting a third dose of the same vaccine as your first and second dose. However, if the vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available, the other mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered. (For more information, NCDHHS issued a state-wide standing order regarding vaccine administration guidelines for the mRNA vaccines.)

Vaccine Scheduling

All Vidant locations currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine are listed in the scheduling tool above.

Yes, appointments are required to receive the vaccine from Vidant. Please see below for information on how to make an appointment.

  • Complete the screening questionnaire above and make an appointment.
  • Call 252-847-8000 — available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. You’ll have the option to select assistance in English or Spanish.

No. Vidant is not currently offering drive-up vaccination.

No. Appointments are required to receive a vaccine from Vidant.

You can reschedule your second dose by calling 252-847-8000 — available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

At Your Appointment

• Bring a government-issued ID
• Wear short sleeves if possible
• Arrive no more than 10 minutes before scheduled appointment
• Wear a mask

Yes, to ensure the safety of all, we will screen all individuals, which includes temperature checks. If an individual has a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, they will be asked to re-schedule their appointment.

No, you do not need insurance to receive the vaccine from Vidant.

There is no cost to receive the vaccine.

The total time may vary but please allow for approximately one hour, which includes a required 15 or 30 minute observation period.

After Your Appointment

Yes, while the vaccine offers great hope, it is important community members continue to practice safety habits, even if you’ve already received the vaccine: wear a mask, wash your hands often and avoid gatherings.

People are considered fully vaccinated:
• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

The CDC has recently shared guidance on what is advised after vaccination. You can read it here.

Call 252-847-8000 — available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and they can help you get a record of your vaccination.