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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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

No matter what type of  COVID-19 vaccine you're looking for, Buncombe County's got you covered. All COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated booster, are widely available for free in our community. The Updated COVID-19 Booster provides added portection against the intial strain of COVID-19 as well as it's variants, including Omicron. Anyone 6 months and older can officially get the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone 5 years and older who completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series or received their last COVID-19 booster at least 2 months ago is eligible for the updated COVID-19 Booster. Anyone who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated! Contact your medical provider and schedule your families appointment today. If you don't have a medical provider, no problem. The Buncombe County Immunizations Clinic has you covered. Visit our clinic located at 40 Coxe Avenue in Downtown Asheville and get the whole family vaccinated against COVID-19. We offer two options for getting your immunizations at our facility. First, you can call (828) 250-5096 and make an appointment that fits your schedule. We also offer a wide range of walk-in hours for your convenience. Walk-in hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8-11:30 AM and on Tuesday and Thursday between 1-4:30 PM.

Visit the NCDHHS Find a Vaccine Location website to find other local providers. 

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 Apr 21, 2023 11:15 AM
Published Mar 31, 2020 08:14 AM

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