Update: ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE FULL. As additional vaccine supply is received, the county will open more appointments to ensure that even more people who are eligible can receive the vaccine. Residents can sign up for COVID-19 updates here and will receive a notification when new appointments are available.
Original Post – February 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m.:
Appointments are now open for adults 65 and older and healthcare workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through New Hanover County Public Health, and can be made by calling the Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800 or online at signupgenius.com/go/nhcvaccine.
Appointments are expected to book quickly, and we ask for the community’s continued patience as the county works to get as many people vaccinated as our supply will allow.
Public Health has opened 800 vaccine appointments, which can be booked through the call center and online scheduler, so residents are able to access the available appointments through both avenues depending on their preference.
Booking Online: signupgenius.com/go/nhcvaccine
- When appointments are available for the county’s online scheduling system, a unique email is required for each appointment (if someone doesn’t have an email address, they can call the coronavirus call center at 910-798-6800 to book an appointment).
- After selecting a location and time from the scheduling system, the appointment will be held while entering contact information, including verification of the person’s vaccine group (Groups 1 and 2 are currently eligible).
- The online scheduler is available in English and Spanish.
Booking by Phone: 910-798-6800
- If you call and experience a busy signal, please call back. A busy signal indicates that all available lines are full, but the call center is still operational. So continue calling back until the line rings.
- When the line rings, you will first hear an informational message and then you will need to stay on the line for the next available call center operator. You may have to wait on hold for a bit, depending on how many people are in the queue ahead of you, so please be patient.
- Spanish interpreters are available in the call center to assist with booking appointments.
Public Health, as instructed by NCDHHS, will only vaccinate people who live or work in North Carolina. In addition, appointments cannot be transferred to someone else after they have been made.
If you have received your first dose of the vaccine, you should receive your second dose of the vaccine through the same provider. Second doses should occur on the date outlined on your vaccine card and not be rescheduled.