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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Iredell Health System is offering the Pfizer vaccine.

Due to the threat of inclement weather, our Friday clinic for Jan. 21 has been canceled. All individuals with scheduled appointments for Jan. 21 can bring their same ticket to the Jan. 28 clinic. Scheduling for Friday, Jan. 28 is below.

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 and/or 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.**

**We will not be administering vaccines for anyone under the age of 12. Please contact your family medicine provider for more information on vaccinating children ages 5-11.**

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.)
  • Anyone who qualifies for a third dose/booster as described below.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services now says you are eligible for a booster if:

  • You are 18 or older, and
  • You received your second/final dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than FIVE months ago, or
  • You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than TWO months ago.
  • Effective Jan. 6, 2022, the CDC and FDA have approved booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine ONLY for those ages 12-17 who have previously received the Pfizer vaccine. Please note that the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines remain authorized only for adults (ages 18 and older).

You may receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. Limited evidence suggests that booster doses of one of the two mRNA vaccines – Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech – more effectively raise antibody levels than a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Book your vaccination for January 28.

*Please note that the appointment scheduling software does not work with Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome or another internet browser.

When booking your appointment, you will be asked to select your birth date. Please follow the instructions below (or click here) to choose your correct birth date.

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 or booster shot?

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.)
  • Anyone who qualifies for a third dose/booster as described below.

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services now says you are eligible for a booster if:

  • You are 18 or older, and
  • You received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than SIX months ago, or
  • You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than TWO months ago.
  • The CDC and FDA have approved booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine ONLY for those ages 12-17 who have previously received the Pfizer vaccine. Please note that the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines remain authorized only for adults (ages 18 and older).

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.

Will you be offering vaccines for ages 5-11?

We will not be administering vaccines for anyone under the age of 12. Please contact your family medicine provider for more information on vaccinating children ages 5-11.

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:

To see the FDA fact sheet on the Moderna vaccine, click below:

To see the FDA fact sheet on the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) 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.

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.