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Community Vaccine Clinic

We are currently vaccinating anyone over the age of 16.

NOTE: Those between the ages of 16 and 18 must have a parent or guardian present and may receive the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not approved for those under 18. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, please make sure you choose a clinic that is offering the Pfizer vaccine.

To ensure that we have an adequate supply of vaccine for the week ahead, we are requiring appointments for all those seeking their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are not required for your second dose, but we do ask that you return to the same location where you received your first dose to receive your second dose.

We will open appointments for a given week the Friday before. For example, appointments for the week of April 19 - 23 will open for scheduling on Friday, April 16, by 5 p.m.


Vaccine Clinic Locations and Hours:

Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center Auditorium in Fayetteville:

This clinic is closed. Those who need a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine may go to Health Pavilion North, Tuesday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., no appointment needed.


Health Pavilion North ExpressCare in North Fayetteville:

This clinic offers the Pfizer Vaccine. Vaccinations are available for those ages 16 and older.

First doses: Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins for the first dose at this time.

Second doses: May walk in (no appointment required) Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second-dose vaccinations should return to the same location as their first vaccine.

Address: 6387 Ramsey Street in North Fayetteville. Individuals will pull in the main entrance, and be directed to check in, where they will receive instructions. Individuals will wait in their vehicles until they are called in to the building to receive their vaccine.


Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown:

This clinic primarily offers the Moderna Vaccine. You must be 18 and older to be vaccinated.

First doses: Thursdays only, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins for the first dose at this time.

Second doses: May walk in (no appointment required) Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Second-dose vaccinations should return to the same location as their first vaccine.

Address: 501 S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Individuals should park in the main parking lot and enter the clinic through the main lobby.


Hoke Hospital in Raeford:

This clinic is closed. Those who need a second dose of the Moderna vaccine may go to Hoke Pharmacy (details below), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., no appointment needed.


Hoke Pharmacy in Raeford:

This clinic offers the Moderna Vaccine. You must be 18 and older to be vaccinated.

First doses: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins for the first dose at this time.

Second doses: May walk in (no appointment required) Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 300 Medical Pavilion Drive, Suite 100, off Highway 401 in Raeford inside Hoke Pavilion Medical Office Building. Individuals will pull in the main entrance and follow the instructions for parking in the main lot.


Center Pharmacy in Downtown Fayetteville:

This clinic offers the Pfizer Vaccine. Vaccinations are available for those ages 16 and older.

First doses: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins for the first dose at this time.

Second doses: May walk in (no appointment required) Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 101 Robeson Street, Suite 107, in Downtown Fayetteville. Individuals will park in the main lot and enter the pharmacy through the main entrance.


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Resources and Helpful Tips







If you think you have a virus...

It is recommended that persons experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath and have traveled recently should contact their primary care physician by phone before visiting their physician's office, an urgent care location or a hospital emergency room. Your physician will be able to help you make the decision of what action to take.

Testing for COVID-19

Currently, all testing for COVID-19 is performed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Testing is done only under specific circumstances. Only those who meet all of the following criteria should request testing: 1) Recently traveled to a country with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Health Notice for COVID-19, 2) experiencing fever, and 3) experiencing respiratory symptoms. Cape Fear Valley Health expects to begin testing in the coming days, but again only for patients who meet criteria. Individuals who meet all three criteria should contact their doctor or local health department. A clinician and public health officials will decide if a COVID-19 test is appropriate.

Hand Washing is Key

While it seems very simple, we strongly encourage you and your family members to practice good hand hygiene with an emphasis on washing your hands frequently with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.



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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services has detailed guidelines regarding who should receive the vaccine first https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines. We are currently vaccinating the following groups: Group 1 (Healthcare workers), Group 2 (Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living condition) and Group 3 - Part 1 (Pre-K and K to 12 Essential Workers)

  2. How many shots are necessary?

    There are three vaccines either on the market or close to coming to market. The initial two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are two-dose vaccines. This means you will require a booster vaccine three to four weeks (depending on the vaccine you receive) after receiving your initial dose. Cape Fear Valley Health has both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. You will receive a card at your first vaccination that tells you when to return for your second dose.

  3. Which vaccines are you administering?

    Cape Fear Valley Health has received both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The Hoke Hospital and Bladen County Hospital locations are offering the Moderna vaccine, while all other locations are administering the Pfizer vaccine.

  4. Is it safe?

    The two companies that currently have vaccines on the market, Pfizer and Moderna, have conducted clinical trials in which half the participants received the active vaccine, and the other half received a placebo. Each company had between 30-45 thousand participants who have been monitored for at least two months after they received their last vaccine. Both companies report the vaccine to be between 90 to 95% effective. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved both, which means the study underwent a rigorous review of lab and clinical data to ensure safety and effectiveness. As with any vaccine or medication, there is a small chance of an allergic response.

  5. Should I be concerned about how quickly the vaccine was developed?

    The average vaccine trial may be studied for longer periods of time than the COVID-19 vaccines have been, but they also conduct research on fewer numbers of participants. A normal vaccine, for example, may be tested on 5,000 people over a long period of time. Companies like Pfizer, Moderna and Jansen have been studying much larger groups of people - 30,000 versus 5,000 - to ensure the resulting vaccine is safe. This vaccine has also had significantly more funding in a shorter amount of time which has contributed to the rapid development of the vaccine. The results released show the vaccines we have received are between 90 to 95% effective.

    The reasons vaccines normally take longer to develop is lack of funding and the time it typically takes to get through regulatory steps. Due to the impact of COVID-19 across the country and world, governments and private organizations were extraordinary financial support as well as providing a more seamless path through regulatory processes.

    Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. Interest has grown in these vaccines because they can be developed in a laboratory using readily available materials. This means the process can be standardized and scaled up, making vaccine development faster than traditional methods of making vaccines. mRNA vaccines have been studied before for flu, Zika, rabies, and cytomegalovirus (CMV). As soon as the necessary information about the virus that causes COVID-19 was available, scientists began designing the mRNA instructions for cells to build the unique spike protein into an mRNA vaccine

  6. Is it effective?

    Yes. Research has shown that the first two vaccines to market are between 90 to 95 percent effective. This statistic is very impressive considering a vaccine only needs to be at least 50% effective to receive approval from the FDA. NOTE: The current flu vaccine is considered beneficial at 60-70% effectiveness.

  7. How important is it that I get the second dose of the vaccine?

    Extremely! After the first dose, the vaccine provides 80% efficacy. That efficacy will fall to 50% over the next 21 days until you get your second dose. After the second dose, the efficacy jumps to 90% on day 21 and increases to 9% seven days after the second dose.

  8. How long does it last? Will I need to get it every year?

    According to the CDC, there is not enough information available to know how long after vaccination someone is protected or how often people may need boosters. The group of volunteers who received the vaccine as part of the clinical trial will be followed for years; so far, we know their immunity is still there at 5 months.

  9. How does it work? Will it give me COVID-19?

    No, it will not give you COVID-19. The vaccines work by mimicking a spike protein on the COVID-19 virus. When injected with this protein, your immune system builds up a defense against that organism. When your immune system then encounters the COVID-19 virus, it recognizes that protein and responds to destroy the disease-causing organism. You may, however, experience an immune response after receiving the vaccine. This is normal and is a result of your immune system creating antibodies to protect against the COVID-19 virus. It is a good sign that your body is gearing up to fight the virus.

  10. What kind of symptoms might I experience with an immune response?

    Most people who get the COVID-19 vaccine do not experience serious side effects, particularly after the second dose. All three candidate vaccines reported mild or moderate side effects, mostly pain or soreness at the injection side site, fatigue and aching muscles and joints for a few days and/or a low-grade fever, particularly with the second dose.

  11. How do I sign up?

    Please visit our website, www.capefearvalley.com/covid19 to schedule a COVID19 vaccine appointment.

  12. Can I get the vaccine at Hoke Hospital or Bladen County Hospital, if that is closer to my home?

    Yes! Absolutely.

  13. After receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine first dose, do I need to get the same vaccine for the second dose?

    Yes, it is important that you get the same vaccine for both doses. The vaccine that you get the first time determines the schedule that is used for the second dose. You will receive a reminder card with your first dose and the state reporting system, CVMS, will keep track of which dose you got, just in case you don't get your second dose at the second location or if you misplace your immunization card.

  14. I had COVID-19; do I still need to get the vaccine?

    Yes! According to the CDC, there is not enough information available to how long after an infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again. Therefore, we encourage you to get vaccinated for you even if you had COVID-19.

  15. Do you have to be tested/give a nasal swab before getting the vaccine?

    No. You will not need to be tested or complete a nasal swab to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  16. When will it be available for my family/loved ones?

    The vaccine is to be rolled out in phases. Please visit the NC Department of Health and Human Service website, https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines, for updates regarding the prioritization schedule.

  17. Is there a cost?

    No. There is no fee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  18. I received both doses of the vaccine. Do I still need to wear a mask?

    Yes. We are still learning a lot about this vaccine and while so much is still unknown, it is safest to continue to wear masks, wash your hands often and wait six feet away from others. Any change in mask policy is unlikely until herd immunity is achieved which requires about 70% of the population to be vaccinated.

  19. I heard there is a new strain of the virus. Will the vaccine protect me from it too?

    There have been a few different variations, or strains, of the COVID-19 virus found in different countries or different parts of the United States, most recently a version called B117 was found in California. There is still much that is not known about COVID-19, but as these strains also contain the spike protein that is in the vaccine, early research shows it should work.

  20. I have food allergies. Is it safe for me to get vaccinated?

    There has not been any evidence to show that food allergies should cause concern when getting the vaccine. But if you are concerned, we recommend talking with your physician before getting the vaccine.

  21. If I had a reaction to flu vaccine, should I not take this?

    You can safely take the COVID-19 vaccine even if you had a reaction to the flu vaccine; their ingredients are not the same.

  22. Can the vaccine cause me to develop an autoimmune disorder, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

    The exact cause of GBS in unknown, but researchers have studied vaccines as a possible trigger in these rare cases. It is important to know that a very small number of people have been affected in this way. These vaccines use different technology than some older vaccines that raised that concern; in addition, these new vaccines do not use the same preservative that may have played a role in rare complications from earlier vaccines. If you are worried, we recommend talking with your physician before getting the vaccine.

  23. Will my immunity be checked after receiving the vaccine?

    No, that is not required at this time. Volunteers who participated in the clinical trials will have their immunity checked from time to time; that will help determine future guidance regarding the need for boosters. It is not known at this time whether immunity will last one year, two years, five years, etc.

  24. Should I be concerned with taking the shot if I have high cholesterol?

    No, it is safe to take if you have high cholesterol, or any dyslipidemia. In fact, there is no known medical condition (other than allergy to an actual ingredient in the vaccine) that would be a contraindication to taking the vaccine.

  25. Why does the manufacturer materials say the vaccine may not protect everyone?

    The studies have shown the vaccine to be 90-95% effective; that means that some people (5 to 10%) may not mount an immune response like the majority of people do.

  26. If I have a history of anaphylactic reactions should I take this?

    Check with your primary care physician and review the ingredients of this vaccine to assure you are safe. Most people who have had anaphylactic reactions to food products or stings can safely be vaccinated against COVID-19.

  27. If I have an autoimmune disorder should I take this?

    Autoimmune disease is NOT a contraindication to taking this vaccine. In fact, most experts would argue you might be at more risk for complications from COVID-19, making it more important for you to be vaccinated. If you are worried, we recommend talking with your physician before getting the vaccine.

  28. What are the ingredients in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.

  29. What are the ingredients in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

    The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate, and sucrose.

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