New COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot Available at Select Public Health Clinics for Uninsured Residents
Mecklenburg County Public Health is offering the new COVID-19 vaccine boosters and flu shots at select clinic locations. No appointment is necessary. Residents can walk into select Public Health clinics beginning Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.
The updated COVID-19 booster is available at no cost to those who are uninsured or underinsured via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bridge Access Program. Residents with private insurance are encouraged to go to their primary care provider or local retail pharmacies, like CVS or Walgreens, to avoid any potential cost sharing.
"We are excited our shipments of the new COVID-19 boosters finally arrived and look forward to serving residents starting today,” said Glenda Dancy, Mecklenburg County Public Health assistant director of Clinical Services.
Northwest Public Health Clinic 2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216
Southeast Public Health Clinic 249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The end of the Public Health Emergency made this fall’s rollout a bit more layered. But the timing is perfect as we are experiencing cooler weather, and many activities are moving indoors. I urge residents to make sure you and your family are protected with the COVID-19 booster as well as the flu vaccine. When each of us takes responsibility, the most vulnerable among us will be safer,” said Dr. Raynard Washington, director of Mecklenburg County Public Health.
As evidenced by wastewater testing sites, Mecklenburg County is seeing high levels of transmission of the COVID-19 virus in our community. Treatments available for COVID-19 and flu can reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Everyday actions of covering coughs, frequent hand washing, wearing masks, and staying home if you are sick can help reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.
The CDC recommends the COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccine for all persons six months of age and older.