COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccines, including boosters, available Monday through Friday

Please note: COVID-19 vaccine inventories vary. You may wish to call ahead to verify availability before walking in for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Family Health Centers is offering COVID-19 second booster shots for anyone that has previously received COVID-19 initial vaccines and boosters and meet the following eligibility determination:

  • Individuals age 50 or older: May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Immunocompromised Individuals: May seek a second booster at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Patients are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised if you have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response

Please note that a second booster shot is available for immunocompromised patients age 12 and older if the first booster was a Pfizer vaccine, and for patients age 18 and older if the first booster was a Moderna vaccine.

Established patients may receive a COVID-19 vaccine during a scheduled office visit.  Or, patients may receive the vaccine on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday during the following hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Available COVID-19 vaccines include:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd for immunocompromised, and 1st and 2nd booster shots
  • Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
    (must be age 18 or older to receive Moderna vaccine)

How to plan for your COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Bring your insurance card and a valid ID with you
  • If you have a COVID-19 vaccination card, bring it with you
  • Please plan for an approximate 15-minute wait if you walk in
  • There is no cost to you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is administered at no cost to all residents of North Carolina.

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Other Vaccine Resources

Contact the NC DHHS  COVID-19 Help Center at 1-888-675-4567

Find information about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine here.

Everyone 12 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit to find and schedule with your local vaccine provider.

Buncombe County offers walk-in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals 12 years of age and older at the Buncombe County Health Department at 40 Coxe Avenue, Downtown Asheville. Buncombe County additional Assistance by phone is available by calling 828-419-0095.

Need the vaccine to come to you? Check this list of vaccine providers who offer in-home service for those who are homebound.

Sam’s Club offers vaccine appointments at most area locations. Non-members can sign up for a free guest membership to schedule their appointments. Schedule appointments here.

CVS is offering limited vaccine appointments in the Western North Carolina region. Check here for available locations.

Sona Pharmacy is offering the COVID-19 vaccine. You can sign up for email updates (including when specific vaccines will be in stock), get up-to-date information, and book your vaccine appointment on the SONA website here.

Ingles Pharmacy offers the COVID-19 vaccine at a limited number of pharmacy locations. More information here.

MAHEC offers appointments for eligible adults. Register with MAHEC here.

Walgreens offers a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments. More info here.

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If you received your first COVID-19 vaccine shot, thank you for taking steps to protect yourself and your community.

  • Please follow the instructions you received for obtaining a second shot if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The level of protection increases dramatically after receiving the second shot of the vaccine. Second shots also provide longer-lasting immunity compared to a single dose.
  • With your vaccine, you received a card with the date of your second dose. Please bring your vaccination card and insurance card to be fast-tracked through the second-dose vaccination process.

We understand that our patients are eager to learn more about the vaccine.

Tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will help us defeat the virus, get back in control of our lives and back to the people and places we love. 

  • We encourage you to visit this webpage for detailed information about the vaccine in North Carolina.
  • Follow the plan for rolling out COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina here.
  • View additional FAQ’s  about the vaccine in NC here.

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Non-Buncombe County residents: please check your county health department website for updates

Helpful links:
Haywood County Public Health Services
Haywood Vaccine Sign up Form
Henderson County Department of Public Health
Pardee Hospital – UNC Health Vaccine page
McDowell & Rutherford Counties – Foothills Health District
Madison County Health Department

Please note that there may be intermittent delays with appointments when counties are awaiting vaccine allotments from the State.

Important Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • COVID-19 vaccines will NOT give you COVID-19
  • People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated
  • Getting vaccinated can help prevent getting sick with COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests
  • COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you risk giving it to loved ones who may get sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.

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