We Will Contact People on the Waiting List via Email as Appointments Become Available
We will contact people on the waiting list to schedule an appointment as they become available. Please do not expect an immediate email. Please do not sign up more than once.
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.
- Health care workers and home caregivers with direct patient contact.
- Long-term care facilities' staff and residents.
- All people age 65 and older regardless of health status or living situation.
- School (pre-k through grade 12) employees and child care workers
- Frontline essential workers in one of eight sectors defined in Group 3 who are in-person at their place of work and unable to maintain social distance.
Thank you for your patience as we work with county health departments and other health systems to build capacity. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains a directory of vaccine locations in every county.
Continue to Follow Safety Precautions
While you wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available to you, 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
If you haven’t already, it is also important to get your flu vaccine to help keep you safe and healthy during this flu season.
Read answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Free Transportation Is Available
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.
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.