COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Buncombe County HHS logo

On Jan. 14, 2021, the NCDHHS announced that vaccine providers may vaccinate all health care workers and anyone 65 years and older

NCDHHS determines the vaccine allocation to counties. Current vaccine supply remains low.  Currently, all appointments for available vaccines have been scheduled. To stay updated on vaccine availability in Buncombe County:

  • Community members can receive alerts to their phones by texting “BCAlert” to 888-777.
  • Community members can receive information about vaccination phases, available appointments, and how to schedule appointments by signing up for the COVID-19 email newsletter at
  • Buncombe County Health & Human Services will alert the community of available appointments as more vaccine doses are received.

Please note that our practice does NOT have the vaccine at this time.

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

  • 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.

CDC toolkit vaccines can prevent COVID

ALERT: Buncombe residents 65 and older can call the Health Dept. to request an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments can be made by calling 828-250-5000 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Residents of other counties: please check your county health department websites 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.

AJC Vaccine Stickers Graphic