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Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve known that a vaccine is the best way to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Now that the vaccine is here, we encourage you to consider getting vaccinated as soon as you're eligible.

Who’s eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

Updated March 2

Following state guidelines, we’re now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to:

Find your next steps

Follow the directions under the box that best describes you. If there are no available appointments, please check back later. We are continuously adding appointments as more vaccine supply becomes available.

Currently eligible for the vaccine


Follow these easy steps to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine online.

  • Step 1: Log in to MyAtriumHealth.
  • If you don’t have an account, sign up now. You don’t need to be an Atrium Health patient to make an account.
  • Step 2: Click on Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination.*
  • Step 3: Click on COVID-19 Vaccination or Cleveland County COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event.
  • Step 4: Answer a few quick questions. Then schedule both doses in MyAtriumHealth.
  • You can also call 704-468-8888 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.

*If you are using the MyAtriumHealth app, click on See All Appointments and then Schedule an Appointment.

Don’t know if I’m eligible


Go to our COVID-19 vaccine prescreen tool. You’ll answer a few quick questions to see which phase of vaccination you’re in.

  • If you’re eligible now, follow the instructions to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • If you’re not eligible yet, we’ll contact you when you can get the vaccine.

Not eligible for the vaccine yet


Go to our COVID-19 vaccine prescreen tool, and answer a few quick questions.

We’ll use the information you provide to contact you when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 mass vaccination events

COVID-19 mass vaccination events help us vaccinate as many eligible people as quickly and safely as possible. Browse our current events and schedule your vaccine, or check back later for new events.

Shelby High School.

Cleveland County

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine at this drive-thru event. You’ll get 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 3 weeks apart.

Learn more

Frequently asked questions

Because there’s not enough vaccine to offer it to everyone at the same time, the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in phases. These phases are based on your risk of severe illness or exposure to COVID-19. This follows guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of North Carolina.

For specific details on each phase and who’s included, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website.

Following state guidelines, we can’t give the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals until they’re eligible. As we enter each new phase, people from the previous phases can still get the vaccine.

A caregiver of a medically fragile adult or child is someone who is providing care or performing procedures that otherwise would be provided by a healthcare professional (like a nurse, paramedic, nurse aid, physician, NP or PA). Examples of this type of care might include: helping with activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, dressing, grooming) in adults, special feedings (tube feeding) in adults or children, changing catheters in adults or children, adjusting or managing medical devices required to care for the adult or child.

You can only schedule the COVID-19 vaccine when you’re eligible for it. When you’re eligible, follow these easy steps to schedule your appointment online:

If there are no available appointments, please check back later. We are continuously adding appointments as more vaccine supply becomes available.

  • Step 1: Log in to or make an account in MyAtriumHealth. You don’t need to be an Atrium Health patient to make an account.
  • Step 2: Click on Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination.*
  • Step 3: Click on COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • Step 4: Answer a few quick questions. Then schedule both doses in MyAtriumHealth.
  • *If you are using the MyAtriumHealth app, click on See All Appointments and then Schedule an Appointment.

Schedule in MyAtriumHealth »

Don’t have a MyAtriumHealth account? Sign up now.

If you need help, call 704-468-8888. Please note we’re experiencing long wait times.

The COVID-19 vaccine is given in a series of 2 shots of the same vaccine, given a few weeks apart.

As with all appointments at Atrium Health, these vaccines will be given in COVID-Safe places. We'll ensure physical distancing and have proper personal protective equipment (PPE) on patients and staff.

The first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines require 2 doses to get you fully vaccinated.

The first dose gets your immune system ready. It helps your body recognize COVID-19 and fight it if you’re exposed. The second dose gives you the vaccine’s full protection. It makes your immune system stronger and better at fighting COVID-19.

Learn more about why the second dose is so important.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available at select Atrium Health locations. COVID-19 vaccines are given by appointment only, and you have to schedule the first and second dose at the same place. When you arrive for your appointment, look for signs directing you to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Use the list below as a reference. Keep in mind these locations might change. When it’s your turn to schedule the COVID-19 vaccine, you can see the most current locations and details within MyAtriumHealth.

[DRIVE-THRU] Atrium Health Cabarrus

  • Address:
    920 Church Street N.
    Concord, NC
    Parking Lot off of Lake Concord Road Northeast
  • Additional instructions:
    When you arrive at Atrium Health Cabarrus, follow signs to the parking lot off Lake Concord Road Northeast. It’s near the large white oxygen cylinder. The physical address is close to 437 Medical Park Drive Northeast.

[DRIVE-THRU] Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

  • Address:
    1000 Blythe Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC
    Parking Lot B
  • Additional instructions:
    Parking Lot B is in front of the hospital, off of Kings Drive.

[DRIVE-THRU] Atrium Health Lincoln

  • Address:
    433 McAlister Road
    Lincolnton, NC
    Parking Lot off of 433 McAlister Road
  • Additional instructions:
    When you arrive at Atrium Health Lincoln, turn right on Loop Road. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is located near the back of the hospital. Look for signs.

[DRIVE-THRU] Atrium Health Union

  • Address:
    600 Hospital Drive
    Monroe, NC
    Parking Lot Next to 1623 East Sunset Drive
  • Additional instructions:
    The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is in the parking lot next to 1623 East Sunset Drive. This is at the intersection of East Sunset Drive and Fincher Street. Follow signs to the back of the parking lot. There’s a one-way exit to East Franklin Street.

[DRIVE-THRU] Atrium Health University City

  • Address:
    8800 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Additional instructions:
    Please arrive at the Northeast parking lot at your scheduled date/time.

[DRIVE-THRU] Shelby High School in Cleveland County

  • Address:
    Shelby High School
    230 E. Dixon Blvd.
    Shelby, NC 28152
  • Additional instructions:
    This is a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event location. You must be registered for the event to get your vaccine here.
Here’s some information about what to expect after you get the COVID-19 vaccine.. This includes facts about the vaccine you received, what to do after your appointment and common side effects.

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

  • If you have insurance, the administration fee will be paid by your insurance with no cost to you.
  • If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid for by the Provider Relief Fund with no cost to you.

All approved COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective. Although you can’t choose which one you get, rest assured you’re getting great protection against COVID-19.

We understand your concerns, and we reassure you that all COVID-19 vaccines have been thoroughly tested. No steps were skipped during the research and approval processes. They’ve been authorized for public use by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And COVID-19 vaccination is recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Meet a few of our teammates who were among the first to get the vaccine – and see why it was important to them.

Your doctor: As always, we’re here for you. If you have concerns about your health and whether the vaccine is right for you, please talk to your doctor.

More FAQs: Find even more answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Live updates: Follow along for the latest news about the COVID-19 vaccine from Atrium Health.

COVID-19 Resource Center: Learn where to get tested, how to protect yourself and where to access care – as well as news and updates on research and vaccines.

MyAtriumHealth:It’s our online patient portal. You can use it to schedule and keep up with vaccine appointments. You can also send messages to your healthcare provider. You don’t need to be a patient to sign up.

National and state resources:

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