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COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is our best shot at ending the pandemic. Answers to many of your questions and instructions to schedule a vaccine are included below. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 

Anyone 18 and older is eligible.

 

*People 16 and 17 years old can't be scheduled through the online registration portal. If you would like to schedule a 16 or 17-year-old for a Pfizer vaccine, a parent or legal guardian must call 910-715-7468 to register the minor. The minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to the vaccine appointment. 

 

 

NEXT STEP - SCHEDULE A VACCINE 

FirstHealth vaccination clinics will continue in Moore, Richmond, Hoke and Montgomery counties as long as vaccine supply allows. Appointments are required, and weekly appointment slots will be determined by vaccine allocation from the state. 

 

To schedule a vaccine in Moore, Hoke or Montgomery county, click the link below: 

 

SCHEDULE A VACCINE ONLINE

 

Click here for step-by-step instructions, or, if you do not have internet access or you need further assistance, call (910) 715-SHOT between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. If calling outside of these hours, you will need to leave a message and someone from FirstHealth will call you back.

 

Vaccine appointments can also be scheduled directly through FirstHealth MyChart.  Click here for detailed instructions

 

In Richmond County, FirstHealth and the county health department are opening vaccine eligibility to anyone 18 and older. To schedule a vaccine in Richmond County call (910) 417-3030 to schedule an appointment. Please be prepared to leave a voicemail message with your name, date of birth, email address and a phone number where you can be reached. A representative of the hospital or health department will call you back within five business days to schedule the appointment as long as vaccine supplies last. 

 

Operation FirstShot clinics in Hoke, Montgomery and Richmond counties administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which requires a second dose in approximately 28 days. Recipients will be scheduled for a second dose when receiving their first. Operation FirstShot clinics in Moore County administer the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose in approximately 21 days, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose shot.

 

YOUR VACCINE QUESTIONS ANSWERED  

VACCINE SUPPLY

FirstHealth is providing the number of COVID-19 doses we have received from the state and the number we have administered to ensure our communities are informed about the speed in which we are delivering vaccinations.

 

Below, you will find information on how many vaccines have been given. We ask for your patience while our dedicated health care staff continues to vaccinate as many people as possible. During this unprecedented time and every day, we are committed to this effort and to our core purpose - To Care for People. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines: By the Numbers

First Doses Received

31,928

First Doses Given

29,577

First Doses Scheduled This Week

2,351

First Doses Remaining at End of Week

0

 

 

 

 

 

The data presented above is for all FirstHealth hospital locations (Moore, Richmond, Hoke and Montgomery). Updated March 31, 2021.

 

COST 

The federal government has pledged to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccines. Depending on your insurance plan and where you receive a vaccine, administrative fees may be billed to your insurance company, but there will be no out-of-pocket costs for you.  

 

TYPES OF VACCINE 

FirstHealth clinics have been providing both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and will add Johnson & Johnson’s beginning Thursday, March 11, 2021. Great care has been taken to ensure that the vaccines are safe and effective, and all three have been granted emergency use authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

 

More than 100,000 people volunteered in clinical trials for all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) to see if they are safe and work to prevent COVID-19 illness.  

 

Volunteers included Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinx, Asians and others. To date, the vaccines are extremely effective in preventing death and hospitalization from COVID-19 with no serious safety concerns noted in any of the clinical trials. 

 

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