Second Dose Clinics
Schedule Your Second Dose Vaccination
If you received your first vaccination from us, you will receive the following notification(s) based on the information you provided:
- A phone call from our COVID Information Line (980-432-1800)
- An email from email@example.com with the Subject Line: "RoCo COVID Info"
Please note that all second dose clinics are now by appointment ONLY and instructions are included in the phone and email notifications as follows:
Our records indicate you are eligible to receive your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Our second dose clinic for you is scheduled on [DATE]. Please bring your COVID- 19 Vaccination Record Card and insurance card with you.
You may sign up for an appointment time at [a PRIVATE LINK is provided to you within this email] or by calling 980-432-1800 and choosing option 1 during regular business hours on Mondays and Fridays.
If there is bad weather, please refer to our vaccine website at www.rowancountync.gov/COVIDVaccine website or call 980-432-1800 option 1 for the most updated information.
You will stay 15 minutes after receiving the 2nd dose to be monitored for any reaction. If you have a reaction after leaving, please refer to the V-Safe Information Sheet.
Please make every attempt possible to attend the clinic on [this specific DATE is determined by the date of your first vaccination].
For any questions or concerns about the vaccine or vaccination process, please call the COVID-19 information line at 980-432-1800 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the online appointment link you are provided is a private link and you cannot find it through a general search of our county website. Please also note that due to high call volumes, wait times may be longer than usual if calling to schedule your appointment. Also know that our staff is unable to make appointments through email and will refer you to the information from the notification on how to register.
Second Dose Clinic Dates
The table on this page shows previous first dose clinics, the type of vaccine given at each first dose clinic, and when you should tentatively plan to get your second vaccine. Please note, however, that if you can’t receive your second dose on that exact date, there is no need to panic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that the second dose for both Moderna and Pfizer can be administered up to 42 days after the first vaccine. It is also important to know that the CDC does allow a grace period of up to 4 days for your second dose; so if you get your second vaccine one-to-two days earlier than what is noted on your vaccination card, you will be perfectly okay and your two-shot series should be valid.
|Your First Dose Clinic Date||Vaccine Type||Your Second Dose Clinic Date|
- Please bring your white vaccine card you received after your first dose to your appointment.
- Please bring your insurance card for your appointment. The vaccine is provided at no cost to you; we will run insurance for the administrative fee cost. Those that have a Medicare Advantage plan, please bring your red, white, and blue Medicare card only.
- Please note if you received your first vaccine from the Rowan County Health Department, you need to receive your second dose with us as well. Second dose shipments are specific to the agency that provided your first dose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get the second dose after the date listed on my vaccine card?
The date listed on the vaccine card is the first date eligible, but may not be the date we hold the vaccination clinic depending on a number of factors. There is a window of opportunity after the 28 days for you to receive your second vaccine. Individuals will be contacted in advance for receiving their second dose of the vaccination.
Is there a chance you will run out of second dose vaccines?
Second doses have been earmarked for individuals who received the first dose, so there is no risk of running out.
What is the longest you can go between the first dose and second dose of the Moderna vaccine?
The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series consists of two doses administered intramuscularly:
- Moderna (100 microgram, 0.5 ml): 1 month (28 days) apart
Persons should not be scheduled to receive the second dose earlier than recommended (i.e., 1 month [Moderna]). However, second doses administered within a grace period of 4 days earlier than the recommended date for the second dose are still considered valid. Doses inadvertently administered earlier than the grace period should not be repeated.
The second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. There are currently limited data on the efficacy of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines administered beyond this window. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series.
When should I receive my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine?
Pfizer second dose can be administered as early as 21 days after the first dose.