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Onslow's Got a Shot

Did you know that in 2020 the United States saw a significant decrease in immunization rates among all age groups? Within Onslow County, immunization rates among children dropped notably during 2020. Experts believe this happened for a variety of reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including disruptions to available immunization services, lack of time or money to go to the doctor’s office, or delaying out of concerns about safety. Onslow County Health Department is here to ensure that everyone in our community can have a shot.


Why are Vaccines Important?

Vaccines are a safe and effective way to help protect you from being exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Getting immunized makes your immune system stronger and more likely to fight off illnesses. Being vaccinated also helps to prevent you from spreading diseases to others with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients and babies, or those who cannot get vaccinated themselves due to certain medical conditions. Getting your shots help to make our community a safer, healthier place to be!

Find out more on the CDC website and the North Carolina Health and Human Services website. Please ask your healthcare provider or contact the Onslow County Health Department Vaccine Clinic at (910) 347-2154 if you have questions or concerns about vaccinations.

Why Get Your Vaccines with Onslow County Health Department?

The Health Department is a one-stop shop to provide all your immunizations and a variety of other Health Services. Our highly-trained immunization staff use best practice care following the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as well as Centers of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. We use the North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR) to document all vaccines, which creates statewide access to your record for other providers and schools. With our client-centered focus care, we offer vaccines during every visit to the Health Department. When you have a Well Child Visit, Family Planning, Women's Health, TB, or STD appointment, your shot record is reviewed and you are offered all recommended and required vaccines. We have in inventory all preventive state and private vaccines. Our compassionate staff use combination vaccines, which limit the number of shots given at any one visit while providing the greatest coverage and preventive care. Our staff will make sure that you and your loved ones can get caught up on all your shots for school, work, or travel.

Payments are on a sliding fee scale, and we accept all forms of insurance. We will never turn you away from receiving essential services, including vaccinations, due to inability to pay. Some services may be completely free to you! 

To schedule an appointment at our Vaccine Clinic, please call (910) 347-2154.

Available Vaccines and Services

The Onslow County Health Department Vaccine Clinic offers a variety of immunization services for the community, including:

  • All required childhood vaccines (see Childhood Vaccines page)
  • Many adult vaccines
    • Flu
    • Twinrix (Hep A/ Hep B combo)
    • Shingles
    • Tetanus (Tdap & Td)
    • Pneumonia (Prevnar 13 & Pneumovax 23)
    • Many more
  • Titers
  • PPDs tests and reading
  • Pre-exposure rabies vaccination upon request
  • Vaccines needed for travel

Immunization Fees

Our Vaccine Clinic offers state-funded vaccines to children 0 to 18 years of age via the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) at no cost. Clients with Medicaid, are uninsured, under-insured, or Native American/Alaskan Native can qualify for some state-funded immunizations. 

Most privately insured clients of any age and those with Medicare or part B coverage may have no out-of-pocket expenses for some vaccines, such as Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Shingles Vaccines.

We will courtesy-file with your insurance company. These are our in-network providers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • NC Health Choice
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • TriCare
  • Medicare
  • NC Medicaid
See Flyer for accepted insurances.

Most adults qualify for some immunizations with no insurance and no out of pocket expense.
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Get your Immunizations

To schedule an appointment at the Onslow County Health Department Vaccine Clinic, please call (910) 347-2154.

**We are currently only seeing scheduled appointments**

Hours

  Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


What to Bring

For your appointment please bring the following items:

For Children

  • Child's social security number
  • Insurance card(s) if you are insured
  • Shot record

For Adults

  • Insurance card(s) if you are insured
  • Proof of ID
  • Shot record