SOUTHEASTERN N.C. (WECT) - While many people have already had their COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, says the state still needs more shots in arms to meets its goal of two-thirds of adults having at least one vaccine shot.
Vaccine clinics have already been established in each county health department and some counties also have additional vaccination sites in pharmacies and some grocery stores; however, in an effort to make the vaccine more readily available to everyone over the age of 16, drive-through and pop-up clinics are becoming more prevalent.
To help spread the word and keep you informed, upcoming community vaccine locations and clinic times are listed below and will be updated regularly:
Monday, May 17, Wednesday, May 19: walk-up vaccine clinic at the mall. Enter the mall near the Belk entrance facing Independence Blvd. The vaccine site is located between Rack Room Shoes and Bath & Body Works.
Hours: Noon -7 p.m.. No appointment necessary. Vaccine: Pfizer for anyone age 12 and older, or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose only) for anyone age 18 and older.
(People over 18 can choose which vaccine they would prefer when they arrive)
Monday, May 17, Wednesday, May 19: walk-up vaccine clinic at the CFCC Schwartz Center, 601 North Front Street, Wilmington.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. No appointment necessary. Vaccine: Pfizer for anyone age 12 and older, or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose only) for anyone age 18 and older.
Saturday, May 22: vaccine clinic at Whiteville City Hall, 317 Madison Street, Whiteville.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vaccine: Pfizer for anyone age 12 and older, or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose only) for anyone age 18 and older. Walk-ups welcome, or register by phone (980) 445-9818. Register online at starmed.care
All vaccinations by Brunswick County Health Services now take place at the clinic at Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road NE, Bolivia 28422.
Call (910) 253-2339 and select option 2. Open Monday through Friday by appointment only or schedule an appointment online here.
Individuals over 18 can select which version of the vaccine they would like on the online scheduling tool or through the call line.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, vaccine clinics are being held at the 17th Street Community Clinic, 2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington.
Monday and Friday hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday hours: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Vaccine: Pfizer for anyone age 12 and older, or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose only) for anyone age 18 and older.
Registration required. Follow this link to register.
Every Tuesday, walk-in clinics are being held at the Pender County Health Department at 803 S. Walker Street, Burgaw.
Every Thursday, walk-in clinics are being held at the Hampstead Annex at 15060 US HWY 17, Hampstead.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary but appointments can be scheduled if required. Vaccine: Moderna for adults age 18 and over.
Every Friday, walk-up vaccine clinic at Bladen Express Care, 107 E. Dunham St., Elizabethtown.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. No appointment necessary; however, appointments can be made by calling (910) 862-2122. Vaccine: Pfizer for anyone age 12 and older. Patients between age 12 and 18 must have a parent present to receive their vaccinations.
Second Moderna vaccines still available to those who received their first dose at this location.
All Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy locations across North Carolina are now accepting walk-ins for vaccinations and offer the Pfizer vaccine for people age 12 and up. Walmart pharmacies are open seven days a week (Sam’s Club pharmacies close on Sundays). Sam’s Club membership is not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Many physician practices in North Carolina have vaccine in stock now and can administer it during a regular appointment if required. Some offices can accommodate walk-in visits.
If you are unsure about receiving the vaccine, your physician can give advice on what is best for you.
“For those who have concerns or questions that have kept them from getting vaccinated, please call your doctor who can provide the facts about the vaccine and likely even administer it in their office,” said North Carolina Medical Society President Philip Brown, Jr., MD.
In a new initiative introduced by the White House, COVID response team, you can now text your Zip Code to GetVax (438829) and you will receive a notification of three locations nearby with vaccines in stock.
The Uber app now has a new feature that allows consumers to book vaccination appointments at a Walgreens location and schedule their Uber ride to the appointment in one process. This is a joint effort to ensure transportation is not a barrier to vaccination.
- COVID-19 vaccine is free everywhere in North Carolina
- No photo ID or insurance is needed
- Everyone can be vaccinated regardless of immigration status (getting vaccinated will not affect your immigration status).
Click here for the five-county COVID-19 dashboard and further information for scheduling vaccine appointments.