COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Updated: May 13, 2021

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The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no cost to all people age 12 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently approved for use for adolescents ages 12 to 17.  

The Centers for Disease Control show that communities across North Carolina continue to face high levels of COVID-19 spread. Protect yourself and your loved ones by scheduling a vaccine appointment or visiting one of our walk-in vaccine clinics.

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

Schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine -- you do not need to be a current Duke Health patient to be vaccinated at Duke.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Overview

Duke Health is following federal, state, and local guidelines for the safe, equitable, and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. In partnership with the state, we are working to help ensure that all Duke Health patients have equitable access to the vaccine, and vaccine planning and distribution are inclusive. People age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine.

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Get your COVID-19 vaccine at one of our walk-in vaccine clinics. No appointment needed.

Continue to Follow Safety Precautions

While you wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available to you and after you receive your vaccine, we encourage you to do your best to stay healthy by following these safety precautions:

  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain six feet of distance
  • Stay home when sick
  • Wash your hands often
Frequently Asked Questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Free Transportation Is Available

Public Transportation
Free shared rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites are available to people with vaccination appointments. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride. 

Please note that you may be sharing rides with others and that masks and social distancing are required. When you call to schedule your ride, please have proof of appointment and the name and street address of the vaccination center ready. Let them know if you have special ride requirements.
GoTriangle:  919-485-7582
GoDurham:  919-560-1551
GoWake:      919-212-7005

Ride United NC
Duke Health is a proud financial supporter of Ride United NC, which provides free round-trip transportation for COVID-19 vaccine appointments to low-income residents to help ensure the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 1-844-771-RIDE (7433) to schedule a free round-trip Lyft ride. Support in Spanish is available through the Ride United NC call center. For more information, please visit the Ride United NC website.

Duke Health Benefits Enrollment Center
The Duke Health Benefits Enrollment Center offers free transportation for individuals 65 years and older who are quarantining due to comorbidities and who are without financial and caregiver support. Eligible individuals must live in the following counties: Durham, Granville, Vance, Warren, Wake, Franklin, and Nash. Please call 919-681-7356 at least 48 hours before your appointment to request this service.

Find NC COVID-19 Vaccination Locations

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains a directory of vaccine locations in every county.