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The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to keep yourself and your family safe. Schedule your vaccine, see what’s new and get your questions answered here.

Now available: COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5

Updated June 24, 2022

Children ages 6 months to 5 years can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine is a 3-dose series. The first 2 shots are given 3 weeks apart, and the third shot is given at least 2 months later.

Schedule your child’s vaccine now.

Now available: Booster for kids 5 to 11

Updated May 20, 2022

All children ages 5 to 11 can now get a Pfizer-BioNTech booster at least 5 months after the last dose of their primary vaccine series.

The booster provides continued protection against COVID-19, including the more contagious Omicron subvariants.

Schedule your child’s booster now.

Get your COVID-19 vaccine

Atrium Health offers the COVID-19 vaccine at locations throughout the Charlotte region. Schedule yours now, or find a walk-in location near you. For help, call 704-468-8888.

Schedule online


Answer a few quick questions, then pick a time and location.

Schedule now
     — Or

Schedule in MyAtriumHealth


Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Log in to MyAtriumHealth.+

Step 2: Click on Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination.*

Step 3: Click on COVID-19 Vaccination.

Step 4: Answer a few quick questions, then schedule your vaccine!

You can also call 704-468-8888 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.

+If you’re scheduling for a child who has a MyAtriumHealth account, switch to their account when you log in. If you’re scheduling for a child who does NOT have a MyAtriumHealth account, schedule here or call 704-468-8888.

*If you are using the MyAtriumHealth app, click on Menu, then Schedule an Appointment, then COVID-19 Vaccination.


Frequently asked questions

Just a mask and any personal items you need! You can bring your vaccine card or record if you’ve already had a dose, or any vaccine clinic can access your COVID-19 vaccination record virtually when you arrive.

Most people who get the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines only need 2 doses to be fully vaccinated. Some immunocompromised people may need an additional (third) dose to get the same initial immune response.

If you're moderately to severely immunocompromised, you should get an additional dose if:

  • You're 5 or older and received your second Pfizer dose 28 days ago.
  • You're 18 or older and received your second Moderna dose 28 days ago.

Additional doses aren't recommended for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time. Ask your doctor if an additional dose is right for you.

Everyone 5 and older should get their first booster dose. Boosters help your body stay strong against COVID-19 as time goes on. If you’re looking for information on a second booster dose, please skip to the next question.

When to get my first booster

If your immunity is NOT compromised, you should get your first booster:

  • 5 months after your final Pfizer-BioNTech dose, or
  • 5 months after your final Moderna dose, or
  • 2 months after your Johnson & Johnson dose

If you ARE immunocompromised, you should get your first booster:

  • 3 months after your final Pfizer-BioNTech dose if you’re 12 or older, or
  • 5 months after your final Pfizer-BioNTech dose if you’re 5 to 11 years old, or
  • 3 months after your final Moderna dose, or
  • 2 months after your Johnson & Johnson dose

Which booster should you get

Children and teens age 5 and older can only get the Pfizer-BioNTech booster and need parental consent. Adults can get any vaccine brand, but the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) are recommended over Johnson & Johnson for most people. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions or need help choosing a booster.

A second booster is now approved for some individuals at least 4 months after their first booster. You can get a second booster if you’re any one of the following:

  • Age 50 or older
  • Age 12 or older with a moderately or severely compromised immune system
  • Among those who received Johnson & Johnson as their initial vaccine and booster

The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). Adults can get either mRNA vaccine, and children ages 12 to 17 can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Initial vaccination and at least one booster is strongly recommended to keep you safe. A second booster may provide additional protection and is most important for those at highest risk to consider.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone ages 6 months and older. Adults ages 18 and up can get any of the available vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson). Children ages 6 months to 17 can get the Pfizer vaccine.

Talk to your doctor before getting the vaccine if you have a weakened immune system due to conditions like cancer, a medication you’re taking, or if you’re pregnant.

For more details, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) website.

We encourage all eligible children to get vaccinated and boosted. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine continues to be safe and effective and is currently available for kids ages 6 months to 17 years.

A booster is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Some immunocompromised children ages 12 to 17 are also eligible for a second booster dose.

Talk to your child’s doctor about any other questions or concerns you have.

Children ages 6 months to 17 years can get the Pfizer vaccine with parental consent.

Adults can get any of the available vaccine brands. However, the mRNA brands (Pfizer and Moderna) are recommended over Johnson & Johnson for most adults. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions or need help choosing.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has full FDA approval for people 16 and up, and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has full approval for adults 18 and up. This means extended data has shown both vaccines to be consistently safe and effective against COVID-19.

In addition to its full FDA approval for teens and adults, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available for children ages 6 months to 15 years under emergency use authorization (EUA). The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is also available under EUA for adults 18 and up. See the following question to learn more about emergency use authorization.

Emergency use authorization (EUA) is different from full FDA approval – but safety and efficacy are still at the center. During a public health crisis, EUA allows the FDA to offer vaccines sooner (and potentially save lives sooner, too). During this time, the FDA works with the vaccine developer and clinical researchers, continually reviewing the vaccine, looking closely at data and planning next steps.

Though fully approved for people 16 and up, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is available under EUA for children ages 6 months to 15 years. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is also available under EUA for adults 18 and up.

You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine online or through your MyAtriumHealth account. For help, call 704-468-8888.

Schedule online

Answer a few quick questions, then pick a time and location to schedule your vaccine.



Schedule via MyAtriumHealth

  • Step 1: Log in to MyAtriumHealth+
  • Step 2: Click on Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination.*
  • Step 3: Click on COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • Step 4: Answer a few quick questions, then schedule your vaccine!
  • *If you are using the MyAtriumHealth app, click on See All Appointments and then Schedule an Appointment.
  • +If you are under the age of 18 and do not have a MyAtriumHealth account, please schedule your COVID-19 vaccine here or call 704-468-8888.

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

The COVID-19 vaccine is given by injection (shot).

Like all Atrium Health locations, our vaccination sites follow COVID-Safe care measures. We'll ensure physical distancing and have proper personal protective equipment (PPE) on patients and staff.

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.

Yes. Evidence shows that the vaccines protect you better than having had COVID-19. Even if you’ve already had COVID-19, getting vaccinated is the best way to keep yourself from getting sick again and having severe symptoms.

If you have or had COVID-19, you should get a vaccine when:

This also applies if you get infected between doses of the vaccine.

If you received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait at least 90 days after treatment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all pregnant or breastfeeding women get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Still have questions? Learn more about the vaccine if you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

Most experts agree that people with chronic conditions should receive a COVID-19 vaccination. It’s especially important to protect yourself from COVID-19 if you’re immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness from the virus. The COVID-19 vaccination is one added layer of protection.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for those with chronic conditions.

If you got your COVID-19 vaccine through Atrium Health, your vaccination record is in MyAtriumHealth. It includes the date(s) you were vaccinated and which vaccine you got.

Follow the instructions below to find your vaccination record in MyAtriumHealth.

Website:

  1. Log in to MyAtriumHealth.
  2. Click on Health Record.
  3. Under Immunizations, find your COVID-19 vaccination record.

App:

  1. Log in to MyAtriumHealth.
  2. Click on Health Record.
  3. Click on Health Summary.
  4. Scroll down to Immunizations to find your COVID-19 vaccination record.

You can also call the medical records department at 704-667-9500 or toll free at 844-383-2109.

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.

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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