COVID-19 Vaccine

Vidant Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible community members in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) guidelines.

Eligible eastern North Carolina community members can view locations and schedule vaccine appointments by completing the eligibility questionnaire below.

Please note appointments are limited and may fill up quickly. Appointments are made available as we receive additional doses of the vaccine from the state.

We appreciate your patience as we all work together to ensure the vaccine is available to everyone in the community as quickly and safely as possible, while following state and federal guidelines and timelines.

If no availability is found, please check our site periodically and sign up for updates about Vidant’s vaccination efforts. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Preguntas y respuestas

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

 

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).

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

  • Yes, appointments are required to receive the vaccine from Vidant. Please see below for information on how to make an appointment.
  • Contact your local community liaison to assist with questions and scheduling appointments
  • Community members may also call 252-847-8000.
  • If you receive a call from a number starting with 252-847… please answer, this call may be from a community liaison calling to schedule your appointment.
  • Please note, appointment availability is limited. Vidant serves a region of 1.4 million people and appointments are expected to fill up quickly. The public is encouraged to be patient as it will take months to get eligible community members vaccinated.
  • Bring a government-issued ID
  • Wear short sleeves if possible
  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment
  • Wear a mask

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

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.

For more information on the safety of the vaccine, please see the below:

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

There is no out-of-pocket expense for those receiving the vaccine.

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

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

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

No, due to Vidant’s visitor restrictions, vaccine recipients may not bring a guest.

  • Recipients who are minors, or who fall within ADA guidelines, or require a visitor for clinical care or safety, may have one (1) healthy adult visitor screened and masked at all times.

No. Vidant does not currently have a wait list.

No, Vidant is not currently taking referrals for the vaccine.

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.

  • 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.
  • No. If you have received any non-COVID-19 vaccine in the past 14 days, you should wait at least 14 days after to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 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.

Bamlanivimab may treat COVID-19 and help prevent worsening or hospitalization. If you test positive and meet any of these high risk criteria, please call the Bamlanivimab Hotline at 252-847-6500 as early as possible so that we can discuss treatment options:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Have obesity, (BMI of 35 or higher)
  • Have diabetes, chronic kidney disease or a condition that weakens the immune system
  • Taking immunosuppressive medication
  • Age 55 or older AND have heart disease, high blood pressure, or a long-term lung disease