For general COVID-19 questions, call 336-318-6227. Please note, this is not the vaccine appointment line.
RCPH is now accepting scheduling appointments for COCID-19 vaccine for all groups. If you or someone you know is interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine, an appointment can be made by calling the vaccine appointment line at 336-365-6110. The appointment line is open 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday when vaccine is available. For individuals deaf or hard of hearing (TTY), call 336.318.6201.
Please note that individuals must be a certain age to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Pfizer: must be 16 years of age or older
- Moderna: must be 18 years of age or older
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): must be 18 years of age or older
If you are calling the RCPH COVID-19 vaccine appointment line to schedule an appointment for someone other than yourself, PLEASE have on hand all required information needed to make the appointment. Required information includes: legal name, physical address, phone number, DOB and email address. Having this information makes the appointment process much smoother. Thank you for your cooperation.
When Can You Get the Shot?
When can you get vaccinated?
RCPH will move into Group 5 for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Group 5 is “Everyone who wants a safe and effective vaccine”. While we still encourage and give preference to Groups 1-4, we are encouraging Group 5 individuals to make an appointment for their COVID vaccine.
Vaccine appointment line - 336.365.6110.
Learn more about this plan here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines
Great care has been taken to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
Scientists had a head start. Although the vaccines were developed quickly, they were built upon years of work in developing vaccines for similar viruses.
Testing was thorough and successful. More than 70,000 people participated in clinical trials for two vaccines to see if they are safe and effective. To date, the vaccines are nearly 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no safety concerns.
There is no COVID-19 virus in the vaccine. The vaccine imitates the infection so that our bodies think a germ like the virus is attacking. This creates the antibody defenses we need to fight off COVID-19 if and when the real germ attacks.
No major side effects. Some people may have temporary reactions after being vaccinated, such as swelling from the injection, tiredness or feeling off for a day or two.
Where can I find answers to my vaccine questions?
Check out these pages for answers to frequently asked questions:
UNC COVID-19 Vaccine Hub: https://www.yourshot.health
Or call the NCDHHS COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162