Wake County Public Health encourages everyone 6 months and older to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine - it's safe and easy!
New COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon!
Wake County Public Health has NOT received our supply of the new COVID-19 vaccine and we are unable to make vaccine appointments at this time. Thank you for your patience. Please check back here for updates!
We are one of many vaccine providers in Wake County. Find another vaccination location near you at vaccines.gov.
Wake County Public Health has vaccination locations throughout the county open five days a week. All clinics are administering the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (2023-2024 formula).
You can make an appointment by calling our Public Health Call Center at 919-250-1500 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Prepare for Your Appointment
Bring your health insurance card and your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment. COVID-19 vaccination is covered by most health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, let our staff know. COVID-19 vaccines may be available at no cost for uninsured individuals.
Vaccines are available at three locations, with multiple locations open five days a week – make an appointment now!
|Wake County Health and Human Services Center at Departure||5809 Departure Drive, Raleigh|
|Wake County Public Health Center||10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh|
|Northern Regional Center||350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest|
There are dozens of vaccine providers in Wake County in addition to Wake County Public Health.
General Vaccine FAQ
Why are there updated COVID-19 vaccines?
The FDA and CDC approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech in September 2023. These vaccines target the COVID-19 variants that are currently circulating. The updated vaccines were created to provide better protection against serious illness due to COVID-19.
Who can be vaccinated?
Adults and children 6 months and older are eligible for an updated COVID-19 vaccine (2023 – 2024 formula). Parental consent is required for children ages 6 months to 11 years.
Where can I get vaccinated?
Wake County Public Health is one of many vaccine providers in Wake County. Find a vaccination location near you at NC Vaccine Finder.
Can I pick which vaccine brand I receive?
Wake County Public Health is offering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (2023-2024 Formula). If you would prefer another brand of COVID-19 vaccine, you can find another vaccine provider at NC Vaccine Finder.
Is there a cost for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Bring your health insurance card (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance) to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Most health insurance will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you or your child is uninsured, let the Wake County Public Health staff know. COVID-19 vaccines may be available at no cost for uninsured individuals.
Should my child get the updated vaccine?
The FDA and CDC have approved updated COVID-19 vaccines for children ages six months and older. The vaccines are the best way to protect your child from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19.
What kind of side effects does the COVID-19 vaccine have?
Some people report temporary reactions after being vaccinated, such as swelling from the injection, tiredness or feeling bad for a day or two. These are normal symptoms and a sign of a proper immune response, similar to those experienced when receiving other routine vaccinations. You cannot become infected with COVID-19 from receiving the vaccine. Please consult your primary care physician if you have any concerns about the way you’re feeling after vaccination.
I don't like needles. Is there any other way to vaccinate me against COVID-19?
Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is only available as a shot. Talk to a doctor, nurse, or medical professional about your fear of needles. Many people report being afraid of needles, but they weigh the benefits of feeling that brief prick against getting sick if they contract COVID-19.
Is it safe to get a flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?
Yes! The CDC and FDA have determined it is safe to get both a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu shot at the same time. If you have concerns about getting both vaccines at the same time, you should speak with a healthcare provider.