What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
According to NCDHHS, vaccines provide the best protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Everyone should stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster shot when they are able. Get more information on COVID-19 boosters.
Vaccines are based on years of research and are safe and effective.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective against serious illness and death.1
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for children.
A second booster shot is now available for members 50+ and anyone 12+ who is immunocompromised. Find the most updated information about COVID-19 booster eligibility.
Make Your AppointmentFind your spot! It's important to know where you can get your shot. Use this tool to find vaccine and booster locations in your area. Enter your zip code and which of the vaccines/boosters you want to find one near you.
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Not a North Carolina resident?
Your state may have different vaccine and booster information available. You can use the tool below to find your state health department's COVID-19 resources and appointments in your state.
Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for someone who is at home because of limited mobility? You can find at-home providers here.
Personal Stories from Your Neighbors
Like so many of your neighbors already have. Learn why they chose to get vaccinated through their personal stories below.
Stories from our community and yours
“There is a before and after COVID for me. I was infected by COVID, and it was some of the worst days of my life. As a single mother, I could not take care of myself and my five children. I had to separate from them for more than a month, and being the pillar of my home, I can’t go through the same thing again. I need to be healthy to provide what is necessary for them."
- Mary, Raleigh
“My aunt is a high-risk person, and she’s worked so hard as a school custodian throughout the entire pandemic, so I’ve been worried about her. I’m a high school teacher and am around kids all day, so there’s this fear of me having COVID-19 and not knowing it and spreading it to her or to one of the kids.”
- Terrance, Apex
“I think it’s sort of a public health duty to get the vaccine. It’s less about me personally and more about others who are more vulnerable. I want to be free to spend time with people that I love and not be anxious about it. I want my family to feel comfortable visiting. They usually come a couple times a year, but they didn’t this past year.”
- Anne, Apex