WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Anyone 18 and older is eligible, and those 12 and over can be scheduled to receive a Pfizer vaccine by their parent or legal guardian.
FirstHealth is offering COVID-19 vaccines at several of its primary care and occupational health clinics across the Sandhills. Appointments are required. Please call (910) 715-SHOT (7468) to schedule a vaccine appointment at one of our clinics.
Several counties within the FirstHealth service area also continue to offer vaccinations. Please check availability from health departments in your area. In Moore County, call (910) 947-SHOT. In Richmond County, call (910) 417-3030.
YOUR VACCINE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
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
Great care has been taken to ensure that the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 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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