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How to Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccinations in North Carolina are being offered to the public in phases. Each county will be moving through each phase independently on a county-by-county basis.

***Disclaimer: The following information is current as of 1/19/21 and is subject to change.***

Mecklenburg County

What phase is Mecklenburg County in (including the City of Charlotte)?

Mecklenburg County is has already started vaccinating those in Group 1 and will be starting to make appointments on January 21 for those in Group 2.

Who is currently eligible for the vaccine under Group 1 and group 2?

Group 1: Began in December, was limited to health care workers treating COVID-19 patients and the staff and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

Group 2: Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of medical condition or living situation. People in this phase do not need to have a chronic health condition. February appointments will be available for scheduling beginning Thursday, January 21 at 8:30 am.

Who will be administering the vaccine?

The Mecklenburg County Health Department, Atrium Health, and Novant Health.

Do I need a reservation?


How do I make a reservation?

Read below:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
Online: To make your reservation, visit this link, create an account, and follow the instructions online.
Phone: Call 980-314-9400 and select Option 3 beginning at 8:30 am. If you leave a message, they will attempt to return your call within 24-48 business hours. Health Director Gibbie Harris says the department is able to take 100 calls at a time once openings become available again.

Novant Health
Novant Health says they are notifying eligible patients through their MyChart account. Those patients will be prompted to schedule an appointment. Those who do not have access to MyChart, who did not receive the notification, or have additional questions, may call 855-648-2248 for scheduling assistance.

Atrium Health
Atrium Health appointments can be booked online through MyAtriumHealth.

Where will Mecklenburg County Health Department vaccines be administered?

The Bojangles’ Coliseum BOplex. Please use the entrance on Briar Creek Road located at exit 244 on East Independence Blvd. For parking closest to the entrance, please use sections 10-15 in the parking lot.

What type of documentation is required?

Any form of ID that verifies your name, age, and address.

What if I don’t have a mode of transportation to get to and from my appointment?

According to the Mecklenburg County Health Director, Mecklenburg Transportation System has agreed to help with rides to and from your appointment, free of charge. You will have to call to make an appointment for pick-up and drop off. You can call 980-314-7600 to book a ride.

For residents of North Carolina outside of Mecklenburg County:

Below are some helpful links for surrounding counties:
Cabarrus County
Catawba County
Gaston County
Iredell County
Lincoln County
Rowan County
Union County

Residents of South Carolina:

More information is available here.