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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Resources on Vaccines and Boosters, COVID-19 Prevention and Symptoms & Treatment.


Frequently Asked Questions

General information on COVID-19, COVID-19 Benefits, Eligibility and Enrollment and COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

Recent Updates

NCDHHS is launching a time-limited program in partnership with StarMed Healthcare to provide free access to telemedicine screenings for COVID-19 treatment for North Carolinians who test positive. This program is available now until funding runs out, which is expected to be around mid-March.

People who test positive for COVID-19 with an at-home test or other method can set up an appointment online at or call 704-941-6000, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is no cost to the patient. Read our press release for more information.

After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also called long COVID.

Everyone, especially people at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, should have a plan to contact a health care provider right away if they test positive. This telemedicine program offers another option for quick access to lifesaving treatments.

Most children 6 months to 4 years are now eligible for their updated COVID-19 vaccine, which offers the most up-to-date protection against COVID-19 variants. These vaccine doses are becoming available in North Carolina following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation.  

The updated vaccine is a bivalent vaccine that targets both the original coronavirus strain and Omicron variants. Like previous COVID-19 shots, children 6 months through 4 years get a smaller dose of this updated vaccine than other age groups. Children under 5 should get the same vaccine brand for all recommended doses. Children are eligible for the updated dose of their COVID-19 vaccine if they are:  

  • 6 months to 5 years and got their last dose of a Moderna vaccine at least two months ago 
  • 6 months to 4 years who already had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and are ready for their third dose  

Children 6 months and older may be able to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine and other routine vaccines they are due for at the same visit, including during routine checkups. Parents should talk with a health care provider to make sure their child is up to date on COVID-19 and other vaccines. The updated vaccine, like all COVID-19 vaccines, is safe to get alongside the annual flu shot.   

As we spend more time gathering indoors this winter, it’s important that everyone stays up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines to help protect against serious illness, hospitalization, death, and long-term complications from the virus. 

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