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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Buncombe County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is located at 40 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.

Anyone 5 and older can get vaccinated, no appointment is necessary!

Visit the NCDHHS Find a Vaccine Location website to find other local providers. Please note that Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for people between the ages of 5-17. Buncombe County Health & Human Services has Pfizer available for children and adults.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at Buncombe County Health and Human Services immunization clinic located at 40 Coxe Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and all COVID-19 vaccinations are available and free of charge.

Vaccination is still the best defense against severe illness. Give your health a boost by being fully up to date on your COVID series for the best protection.

What You Need To Know Before Getting Vaccinated:

  • No ID or specific documents are needed when someone arrives to get a vaccine.
  • The person will have to complete a short registration form with their name and contact information.
  • The ability to get a vaccine is not impacted by citizenship or immigration status.
  • Language services are available on site.
  • Please wear a mask to the immunization site.
  • The process from check-in to vaccine administration takes about 10 minutes. Following the vaccine, people are monitored for adverse reactions for 15 or 30 minutes prior to being released.
  • Once a person receives a first dose of the vaccine, they should receive a reminder for their second dose via the State’s COVID Vaccine Management System and from Buncombe County. 
  • Please continue to practice the 3Ws and limit your exposure to others until you are fully vaccinated. It will take all of us practicing the 3Ws, along with getting vaccinated, to crush COVID. 

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BCHHS will provide information on the Buncombe Ready website, social media, mass notification system, and through our call center. We will continue to work closely with partner organizations, community messengers, and local media outlets to provide information throughout the phased vaccination process.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

The decision to get a COVID vaccine is a personal choice and we encourage people who have questions to talk with their primary care provider or seek information from scientific sources like the CDC. Remember that if you don’t get immunized against COVID-19, you will remain at risk for illness and severe disease. The fairly minor side effects of the vaccine are nothing compared to the potential harm from COVID-19 illness.

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Updated May 16, 2022 11:35 AM
Published Mar 31, 2020 08:14 AM


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