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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Iredell Health System is currently vaccinating select individuals eligible under North Carolina’s eligibility requirements. Appointments are required to ensure the correct number of vaccinations are prepared, and eligible individuals in these selected groups have been or will be contacted by Health System representatives with instructions on how to schedule a vaccine appointment.

While the state of North Carolina recently changed the eligibility requirements to ages 65 and older, Clinics for the next week are fully booked. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through this process.

Questions on vaccine eligibility or scheduling should be sent to covidvaccine@iredellhealth.org. (Please note this email address is monitored 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Emails received outside of those times will be answered the following business day.)

Iredell Memorial Hospital is administering the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine. Both doses must be the same vaccine. In other words, if your 1st dose is Pfizer-Biontech, your 2nd dose cannot be Moderna, or vice versa.

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

The goal of the NC Department of Health and Human Services is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible, given the limited supply of vaccines. NC's vaccination groups align with federal priorities.

As of 1/14/2021, vaccine eligibility in North Carolina is as follows:

Group 1: Healthcare workers and long-term care staff and residents

  • Health care workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities

Group 2: Older adults

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

 

When will I be eligible to receive the vaccine?

We are following the vaccine schedule set by the state of North Carolina. This schedule is in phases, and some of the phases require specific groups of individuals to be vaccinated before others.

To view an outline of the phases, please click here (will open in a new tab). Once we open vaccination to eligible individuals in the general public, more information on scheduling an appointment will be posted on this page.

Why can’t you vaccinate everyone right away?

The state of North Carolina has specific rules and regulations on who can be vaccinated and when, and we cannot deviate from this schedule. It is our desire to vaccinate as many people as possible, and we will work diligently to provide vaccinations to the communities we serve as soon as we are able.

How will I know when I am eligible to be vaccinated?

Information on this page will be updated regularly. We encourage you to check this page often. Information on vaccination will also be posted on the Iredell Health System Facebook page.