COVID-19 Resources

  • COVID-19 vaccines are free and available in North Carolina to everyone ages 6 months and older. No insurance or doctor’s note is needed.
  • Booster shots are recommended for all North Carolinians 18 and older. The CDC recently authorized the Pfizer booster for individuals 5 and older. You are eligible for a booster if you are A) 5 or older and received your second dose of Pfizer vaccine more than five months ago;  B) 5 or older and received your second dose of the Moderna vaccine more than five months ago; or C) 5 or older and received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago. Getting a second booster is now available and recommended if you are 50 or older and got your first booster shot at least four months ago. Or, if you are 12 or older and have a compromised immune system and got your first booster at least four months ago. Read more online about protecting yourself and others by getting vaccinated
  • If you have symptoms or have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID, you should get tested as soon as possible. Wake County Public Health will offer free drive-thru COVID testing until Friday, July 29, 2022. No ID or insurance is needed.  Appointments are required to allow the county to prioritize residents who are symptomatic, have been exposed to COVID, or are at higher risk.  All sites use self-administered PCR tests. Schedule an appointment online or call 1-888-675-4567.

    Additionally, residents are encouraged to take advantage of no-cost-at-home COVID tests. The federal government program provides every home in the U.S. with 2 sets of 4 free at-home tests. You can order the rapid antigen tests online.

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services and LabCorp also have a program to request free at-home testing kits. They are PCR tests that must be mailed back to a lab in a postage-paid envelope. You can make a request for the NCDHHS test online. 

    Finally, Wake County provides no-cost at-home antigen tests to the public. Stop by during regular business hours and pick up a maxim of 4 boxes per household from the self-serve tables. 

  • Stay updated with local Wake County COVID-19 information
  • The American Rescue Plan provides direct relief for workers and families. Find out more about how to access your benefits.   
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health and a mental health crisis. Find ways that you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress

Register to Vote Online

There’s a lot going on in each of our lives due to COVID-19, but it’s still important to vote. Register to vote online with the official NCDMV Voter Registrations Application.

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