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Health Department

Posted on: December 21, 2021

Appointments Needed for COVID-19 Vaccines Starting January 3, 2022

Starting Monday January 3, 2022 Wilkes Health will no longer be accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccines. We ask that you call 336-651-7450 or 336-990-9950 to schedule your vaccine or booster.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone 5 and older.

To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 16 and older. If you are eligible, you should get a booster now.

You should get a booster if:

  • You are 16 or older, and
  • You received your second/final dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least SIX months ago, or
  • You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least TWO months ago.

Teens 16 or 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer booster, and parental consent is required. Adults 18 or older can get any brand.

Get a booster anywhere COVID-19 vaccines are available. Booster doses are free for everyone. No insurance or doctor's note is needed.

Adults 18 and older may receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your booster shot. However, it is recommended that people get boosted with a mRNA vaccine – Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, instead of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, unless they have a medical reason as to why they cannot receive an mRNA vaccine. NCDHHS encourages you to speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about what booster is right for you.

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