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COVID-19 Updates
Covid-19 vaccine updates
COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Duke Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to people age 65 and older in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. Learn how to make an appointment.

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If You Have Respiratory or COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have respiratory symptoms or you are concerned that you have COVID-19, please call your doctor or the Duke Health COVID-19 Hotline: 919-385-0429. They will help you schedule an appointment.

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Weigh the Benefits of the COVID-19 Vaccine Against the Risk for Infection
The COVID-19 vaccine will protect you and others from the virus and help us end this pandemic. While people with medical conditions may be concerned about the vaccine, Duke Health experts said that having a medical condition can increase your risk of getting very sick if you are infected. “One of the great things about these vaccines is that they can be used in a wide variety of individuals," said Kenneth Schmader, MD, a geriatric disease specialist at Duke. He and other Duke experts explained why the benefits of getting vaccinated most often outweigh the risks of getting sick.
Support Duke Health with a donation to our COVID-19 Response Funds