Health Department Offering Appointments and Walk-in Vaccine Clinics
Note: The following is information provided by the state and the Orange County Health Department.
The Orange County Health Department is welcoming walk-ins this Friday in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill for a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination.
The walk-in clinics are open to people ages 18 and older. Only Pfizer is currently approved for 16- and 17-year-olds.
- Hillsborough clinic ― 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Whitted Human Services Center, 300 W. Tryon St.
- Chapel Hill clinic ― 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Bravos Market, 3300 N.C. 54 W.
The walk-in clinics are free, and no identification or insurance are required. Look for information on additional walk-in clinics in coming weeks.
The Health Department now offers self-scheduling of vaccine appointments, allowing people to schedule at a time and date that work for them. To self-schedule:
- Online ― Visit myspot.nc.gov. Search for ZIP code 27278. Choose a time and date.
- Phone ― Call 919-913-8088. The phone line is staffed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spanish and other languages are available.
Additional vaccine providers
A number of vaccine providers are available in and around Orange County. The state maintains a complete list. See the state webpage www.myspot.nc.gov or call 888-675-4567.
Some area providers:
- Duke Health ― Visit dukehealth.org or call 919-385-0429
- UNC Health ― Visit YourShot.org or call 984-215-5485
- Walgreens ― Visit walgreens.com or call 800-925-4733
The state expects to lift the mask mandate and to ease other public health recommendations once two-thirds of adult North Carolinians have received at least one vaccine dose and if trends remain stable. Currently anyone 16 and older in North Carolina is eligible for a vaccine and supply is widely available across the state, often with no wait for an appointment.
The state has administered more than 6.5 million vaccines. To date, 46.9% of adults in North Carolina are at least partially vaccinated, and 35.1% are fully vaccinated. More than 76% of people 65 and older have had at least one shot.