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In North Carolina, children ages 5-11 years old are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Buncombe County Health and Human Services is committed to equity and efficiency as we roll out vaccines for 5-11-year-olds. We are partnering with schools, community organizations, and other vaccine providers to administer the vaccine to the youngest members of our community.
Getting younger children vaccinated can protect them from COVID-19 and prevent interruption of in-person learning and activities. Additionally, community transmission can be further decreased as more people get vaccinated. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to a medical provider to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are many ways for anyone 5 years of age and older to get a COVID-19 vaccination in Buncombe County. It is advisable to check with your doctor’s office or local pharmacy to see if the COVID-19 vaccine is available near you. While this is an exciting time for our children’s health, there will be many opportunities to access the vaccine. Please be patient with vaccine providers as they work to administer vaccines to this population.
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in Buncombe County
- Walgreens, Ingles, and other local pharmacies
- Check with your local pharmacy to inquire about pediatric vaccines.
- Edington Center
- Click here for upcoming pediatric vaccination events in Buncombe County through StarMed.
- Medical Provider
- Check-in with your medical provider or your child’s pediatrician to inquire about vaccines.
- NCDHHS Vaccine Finder:
Buncombe County Health & Human Services Vaccine Clinic
The Buncombe County Health and Human Services Vaccination Clinic located at 40 Coxe Avenue, is currently administering pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Please bring your parking ticket with you to your appointment so you can get it validated on the way out.