COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information

Saturday COVID-19 vaccine clinics at our 206 Asheland Avenue location

The Family Health Centers will offer Saturday COVID-19 vaccine clinics at our 206 Asheland Avenue location. For  your convenience, vaccines may be accessed either by appointment or on a walk-in basis.  The clinics are available to established patients age 12 or older.

Please make note of clinic dates and times:

Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Available COVID-19 vaccines include:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd for immunocompromized, and booster shots
  • Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

About the COVID-19 vaccine clinics:

  • 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
  • Call (828) 258-8681 if you wish to schedule an appointment with the vaccine clinic
  • There is no cost to you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine & booster shots for established patients at scheduled office visits

Patients may receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a routine office appointment. We do not offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccines except at scheduled Saturday vaccine clinics, please see above.

  • Who is eligible at The Family Health Centers: adults 12 and older
  • Brands of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer (approved for adults 12 and older) or Moderna (approved for adults 18 and older)
  • Patients seeking a COVID-19 vaccine urgently can search for a local provider at vaccines.gov here.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose for immunocompromised information here.

Patients age 5 to 11 will need to visit their local health department or a pharmacy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time.

  • Asheville-area appointments for the Pfizer vaccine for children age 5 to 11 may also be found here.

If you are not sure about the COVID-19 vaccine, your provider at The Family Health Centers is here to discuss your concerns. Please schedule an appointment with us to discuss your concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

The Family Health Centers now offers the following COVID-19 vaccine booster options:

  • 3rd shots of Pfizer or Moderna for immunocompromised patients (28 days or longer after 2nd shot)
  • Pfizer or Moderna booster shots for eligible patients – see adjacent eligibility information.

What to do:

  • If you are an established patient, you may obtain COVID-19 vaccine shots at all locations of The Family Health Centers during a pre-scheduled appointment.

Vaccine booster shot eligibility:

  • If your 2nd vaccine was a Pfizer shot, and you are at least 12 years or older, you can receive a Pfizer booster beginning 5 months after your 2nd shot.
  • If your 2nd vaccine was a Pfizer shot, and you are at least 18 years or older, you can receive a Pfizer booster OR a Moderna booster beginning 5 months after your 2nd shot.
  • If your 2nd vaccine was a Moderna shot, and you are at least 18 years or older, you can receive a Pfizer booster OR a Moderna booster beginning 5 months after your 2nd shot.
  • If your 1st vaccine was a Johnson & Johnson shot, and you are at least 18 years or older, you can receive a Pfizer booster OR a Moderna booster beginning 5 months after your 2nd shot.

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 http://myspot.nc.gov 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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