Vaccine Information

Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled for February 23, 2021Due to inclement weather, statewide vaccine shipments have been delayed. We have rescheduled your appointment for Friday February 26 at the same time as your original appointment. If you have any questions call 252-636-6693.


Craven County is currently vaccinating Groups 1 and 2. NCDHHS opened up vaccine eligibility to school and childcare staff on February 24, 2021. School and childcare staff are part of Group 3 in the vaccine plan. Craven County is still working to vaccinate the Group 2 population of individuals 65 years of age and older. Updates will be posted to this page once Craven County moves to Group 3.

February 23, 2021 at 11:00am - The Craven County Health Department has filled all available appointment slots and online scheduling is now closed. Once we receive our next shipment of vaccine, online scheduling will open back up. 

If you have questions call 252-636-6693 for assistance.


A COVID-19 vaccine will be available soon to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. The best way to fight COVID-19 is to start first with vaccinations for those most at risk, reaching more people as the vaccine supply increases from January to June. Keep practicing the 3Ws – wear a mask, wait six feet apart, wash your hands – until everyone has a chance to vaccinate.

NCDHHS-Vaccine-Infographic Jan 2021Group 1: Health care workers & Long-Term Care staff and residents

  • Health care workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities

Group 2: Older adults

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation


Group 3: Frontline essential workers

  • The CDC defines frontline essential workers as workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and who are at substantially higher risk for exposure to COVID-19


Group 4: Adults at high risk for exposure and increased risk of severe illness

  • Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
  • Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
  • Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers

Group 5: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination


Resources: 

COVID-19 Vaccine Factsheet 

Moderna Vaccine Information 

Pfizer Vaccine Information

NCDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions                  

CDC Vaccine Information