COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-Up Sites Available Saturday, Monday and Wednesday

Posted April 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

New Hanover County Public Health will offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Saturday, May 1, Monday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 5. The details and locations for each day are below:

SATURDAY, MAY 1:
  • Health & Human Services building, 1650 Greenfield Street
    • Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Vaccine: Moderna (two-dose vaccine and approved for anyone 18 and older)
    • New Hanover County Public Health is offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic as a part of the NC Medicaid Health Plan & Community Resource Fair. Drive-thru or walk-up service will be provided.

 

MONDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 5:
  • Health & Human Services building, 1650 Greenfield Street
    • Hours: 8 a.m.-Noon
    • Vaccine: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson (People can choose which vaccine they would like when they arrive; Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine approved for anyone 16 and older, and Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine approved for anyone 18 and older.)
  • Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive 
    • Hours: Noon-7 p.m.
    • Vaccine: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson (People can choose which vaccine they would like when they arrive; Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine approved for anyone 16 and older, and Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine approved for anyone 18 and older.)
    • Directions: enter the mall near the Belk entrance facing Independence Blvd., and the vaccine site is located between Rack Room Shoes and Bath & Body Works

What can I expect at the vaccine sites?

Getting a vaccine is easy, free, and includes a 15-minute observation time after you receive your vaccine. No documentation or information is needed for those receiving their first dose of the vaccine.

Can I walk up if I need a second dose?

Anyone who needs their second dose of the vaccine, and does not already have a scheduled appointment, can walk-up at one of these vaccine sites without an appointment. Please take note of the vaccine being offered at each site and select the one with the vaccine you need. Remember to bring your vaccination card to your second dose so it can be completed. If you received your first dose out of state, you will need to bring proof of your first dose to the walk-up site (i.e., your vaccination card or documentation from the state or entity where you received your first dose of the vaccine).

Are the vaccines safe?

All approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is no longer on pause after an assessment by a federal advisory committee showed that the vaccine’s benefits far exceed its risks and the CDC and FDA approved it to be administered again.

Why should I get a vaccine?

The vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death from the COVID-19 virus. The more people who are vaccinated as soon as possible, the less opportunity the virus has to spread and form new variants. Getting vaccinated will help us get closer to herd immunity and help us end this pandemic.

What are possible side effects?

Side effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, just like with any other vaccine, are typically minor and short-lived; and some people experience no side effects at all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists nine common side effects of the vaccine, including pain, redness and swelling at the injection site along with tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea. These are all normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus and should go away within a few days. The benefits of getting a vaccine far outweigh any possible short-term side effects that may be experienced. Learn more on the CDC’s website here.

For more information and other frequently asked questions, visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus or call New Hanover County’s COVID-19 Call Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 910-798-6800.

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