Vaccination Options for Students Age 16+
Per NC DHHS, all individuals age 16 and over are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and local health care partners have options for families.
Blue Ridge Health
Blue Ridge Health is still surveying students ages 16+ and parents to gauge interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. BRH asks that families complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72XCQYM.
Families that have already responded to the survey do not need to complete it again – BRH will reach out in the next week to provide interested families more details on next steps.
Students must be ages 16+ in order to receive the vaccine. The first dose may be administered once parental permission is received and the second dose is administered 21 days after the initial dose.
Pardee UNC Health
Pardee Urgent Care continues to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at select urgent care locations, to accommodate for busy schedules. Walk-in’s will not be accepted for vaccines only, so families are asked to schedule an appointment using the online scheduling tool below.
Schedule a vaccine by clicking here .
If you don’t see an opportunity that suits your schedule, be sure to check back regularly for additional vaccine appointment dates.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are an mRNA vaccine. Common among vaccines, these vaccines require two doses to complete immunization. During the appointment for the first dose, individuals will schedule their appointment for the second dose at the same clinic location.
*Individuals will not be able to choose between Moderna or Pfizer as Pardee is unable to know which of those two vaccines will be available at which clinics from week to week.*
Curious about the science behind COVID-19 vaccines? Click here to learn more.