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The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and the community. After more than a year of social distancing, mask-wearing and canceling plans, it’s your chance to start getting back to your old life.

We encourage you to schedule your vaccine as soon as you can – and don’t forget to tell us why #thisismyshot.

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.

Pfizer boosters for 65+ and those at high risk

A panel of the FDA’s vaccine advisors has recommended a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot 6 months after the initial vaccine series for people ages 65 and up and those at high risk of severe COVID-19. Before we can offer boosters to this group, we need additional approvals from the CDC and NCDHHS. These organizations will further define who is eligible and may also recommend boosters for those at high risk of occupational exposure.

As announced in August, third doses are currently available to some immunocompromised people.

Please check back for updates in the coming days. Thank you for your patience.

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


Frequently asked questions

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone ages 12 and older. Adults ages 18 and up can get any of the available vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson). Children ages 12 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. 

All approved COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be safe and effective. No matter what, you’re getting excellent protection against COVID-19.

Adults ages 18 and up can get any of the available vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson). Children ages 12 to 17 can get the Pfizer vaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has full FDA approval for people 16 and up. This means extended data has shown that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective against COVID-19 and that the benefits outweigh the risks.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is still available for people ages 12 to 15 under emergency use authorization (EUA). See the following question to learn more.

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 COVID-19 vaccine is available under EUA for people ages 12 to 15. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are also available under EUA for people 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.

It depends on which COVID-19 vaccine you get.

At this time, only one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is recommended.

If you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you need at least two doses to get the vaccine’s full protection. An additional (third) dose has been approved for some people with weakened immune systems. Check back for updates on booster shots for everyone.

Moderately to severely immunocompromised people can get an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine now. This includes people 12 and up who have conditions or undergo treatments that weaken their immune system. For a more detailed list of who this includes, check out CDC’s guidance on additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Talk to your doctor to see if an additional dose is right for you.

Schedule your second dose 3 weeks (Pfizer) or 4 weeks (Moderna) after your first dose.

If you’re eligible for a third dose now, schedule it at least 28 days after your second dose.

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.

We encourage all eligible children to get vaccinated. Here’s a helpful guide on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to help you make the best decision for your family. Talk to your child’s doctor about any other questions or concerns you have.

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.

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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Hugging your grandparents. Celebrating birthdays in person. Traveling somewhere new.

The COVID-19 vaccine is your best shot to getting back to the things you miss. When you get the vaccine, use #thisismyshot on social media to let us know what it means to you!

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