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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Iredell Health System is offering the Pfizer vaccine. Dates and times for clinics to be held in October will be posted soon.

Vaccines will be administered in the front parking lot of Iredell Memorial Hospital, for eligible individuals. To receive a 3rd dose, you must have received a 1st and 2nd dose of Pfizer and qualify according to CDC criteria. That criteria is listed below.

Please refer to the information below for eligibility and scheduling information. Appointments are required. Additional clinics will be scheduled based on demand.

**We are not currently administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.**

The following individuals are eligible to book vaccine appointments:

  • Anyone ages 12 and older who needs a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Anyone ages 12 and older who needs a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. (Must show proof that you have previously received one dose of Pfizer vaccine.)
  • To receive a booster shot (third dose), you must provide proof of having previously received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and you must meet one of the following criteria as defined by the CDC:

    • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
    • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
    • People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks; and
    • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
If you lost your proof of vaccination, we will be happy to assist you. Use this form to request proof.

Do I qualify for a third dose?

To receive a booster shot (third dose), you must meet one of the following criteria as defined by the CDC:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
  • People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks; and
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

What conditions qualify as immunocompromised?

We are following the guidance of the FDA and CDC published on Aug. 12 and August 16, respectively. According to those guidelines, the following persons qualify as being immunocompromised:

  • Individuals receiving active chemotherapy treatment for tumors or cancer of blood
  • Individuals who have received a solid organ transplant or are taking immunosuppressive treatment subsequent to organ transplant
  • Individuals who have received a stem cell transplant within the past 2 years or are taking immunosuppressive treatment subsequent to stem cell transplant
  • Individuals with advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Individuals with a physician-diagnosed moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency condition (such as DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Individuals with active chronic treatment (30 days or more) with corticosteroids

Anyone wishing to receive a third dose will be asked to attest to their eligibility during our online appointment booking process.

*Please note that at this time, we are only able to offer the Pfizer vaccine. All doses you receive must be the same. If you received the Moderna vaccine, your third dose cannot be Pfizer.

I lost my vaccine record card. How do I get proof of my vaccination?

We are happy to provide proof of vaccination to any individual who was vaccinated through Iredell Health System.

Requests for proof of vaccination should be submitted online by clicking HERE.

Why was I given two vaccine record cards?

At your appointment for your first dose, you will be given a vaccine record card from the CDC. This card will show what type of vaccine you received with a corresponding lot number. Upon receiving your card, please put your name and date of birth at the top, and make sure the date you receive your first dose is also listed in the space next to the vaccine name.

When you come for your second dose appointment, you will receive a second card. This card is the same as your first, but will likely have different information written on it. It may be written in the "Other" space. Please copy the information from this second card to your first card, into the second dose line. Make sure you include the date your received your second dose.

Please note that there is no difference in what is in the first or second dose, and these cards are for your records only.

Where can I read the FDA fact sheet on the vaccine?

To see the FDA fact sheet on the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, click below:

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.

All individuals ages 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated in the state of North Carolina.

How do I make a vaccine appointment?

A link to schedule an appointment will be posted on this page for any upcoming vaccine clinics that are scheduled.

When a public vaccine clinic is announced, we encourage you to review the user guide for the scheduling platform we are using before scheduling an appointment. Becoming familiar with the steps in the guide will help to ensure an easier booking process. To view the guide, please click here.

Is there a cost to receive the vaccine?

There’s no direct cost to you to get the vaccine:

  • If you have health insurance, the administration fee will be paid by your health insurance with no cost to you.
  • If you do not have health insurance, the fee may be paid for by the Provider Relief Fund, with no cost to you.
  • When booking your appointment, please have your health insurance carrier name and health insurance policy number available. If you do not have health insurance, please enter 'self-insured' in the areas asking for your health insurance information.

What vaccine do you administer?

Iredell Memorial Hospital typically administers the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. We are not administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time.

Please note that 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 can I contact if I have questions?

For any questions related to COVID-19 vaccines, please review this page in its entirety, as you will find many answers readily available.

Any other vaccine-related questions should be sent to covidvaccine@iredellhealth.org. Please note that this email address is monitored during regular business hours Monday-Friday ONLY, and replies may take several days due to large email volume.

For specific questions on side effects or other medical questions, please reach out to your primary care provider.