COVID Vaccine Info and Updates

Who is eligible for the vaccine?

Vaccines are available for anyone 6 months or older.

Vaccination Events/Appointments (Duplin County area)

DCHD administers Moderna COVID vaccines (Primary Doses and Boosters -Monovalent and Bivalent) for anyone 18 and older every Friday from 1 PM-4 PM. No appointment, ID, or insurance is necessary. DCHD also administers the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 6 months and older (please call for schedule).

We can do community or job site events if interested. Call 910-296-2130 option 5 to speak to someone about doing an event out in the community or job site.

You can also check with Vidant Health, CommWell Health, or local Pharmacies for vaccine availability.

COVID Vaccine FAQs

Q1: Which vaccine is Duplin County Health Department (DCHD) administering?

  • A: Moderna– 18 years or older & Pfizer – 6 months or older

Q2: When or how can I get the COVID vaccine?

  • A: Moderna vaccine- Fridays from 1-4 pm at DCHD (NO appointment necessary) . Call 910-296-2130 option 5 to speak to someone about Pfizer clinics or for any other questions. Continue to monitor our Facebook page for COVID vaccine clinic updates/schedules.

Q3: What if I have a reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • A: We monitor patients for 15 to 30 minutes after they receive their vaccine to observe any reactions. Health professionals are also on-site in case of an emergency.

Q4: If I have tested positive for COVID-19 can I still receive the vaccine?

  • A: Yes, as long as you are no longer symptomatic and released from quarantine/isolation.  

Q5: If I have been exposed to COVID-19 can I get the vaccine?

  • A: Yes, if it has been more than two weeks since your last exposure, you have been released from isolation/quarantine, and you are not having symptoms.

Q6: I received my first vaccine dose with DCHD when will I receive the second dose?

  • A: DCHD strategically schedules second-dose appointments according to the date of the first dose (28 days). We will give you a second dose appointment card when you receive your first dose.

Q7: Where do I receive my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • A: You should receive an appointment card informing you when and where you will get your second dose. You can also go to any local clinic or pharmacy that offers the vaccine you need.

Q8: Can I get my second dose with DCHD if I received my first dose elsewhere?

  • A: Yes, please have your vaccination card available.

Q9: What group do I belong in to get the vaccine?

NCDHHS Updates

General Information on COVID-19 Vaccines – Your best shot against COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines