As of May 10, everyone 12 years and older in NC is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free. The state of NC does not require identification, US citizenship, or a driver’s license in order to receive the vaccine, nor do they require proof of employment as a frontline essential worker. However, some vaccination sites, like pharmacies, may request this information.
Vaccine distribution sites and appointment methods vary across the state, but NCDHHS is adding more locations each week, including pharmacies, hospitals, health departments, doctors’ offices, and large drive-through events at coliseums and arenas. We encourage you to visit the Vaccine Finder Tool on the NCDHHS website where you can search by zip code or city. Depending on the participating location, you may be able to fill out an online form to join a waiting list. For individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 years old, there is now an option on the locator tool to find specific type of vaccine.
Depending on availability of appointments, you may choose to check in your own county as well as in your neighboring counties. Please check with your county health department website as eligibility varies by county.