Pfizer Vaccine Update

We are now offering the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 – 17. 

It will be available:

Tuesdays at the Pender County Health Department from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursdays at the Hampstead Annex from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Moderna Vaccine is approved for 18 years and older.

Pender County Health Department will be following NCDHHS vaccine guidance for priority groups.

We are currently vaccinating:

  • Group 1-Healthcare Workers
  • Group 2-Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older
  • Group 3-Essential Frontline Workers
  • Part of Group 4 – People With At Least One High Risk Medical Condition

To better serve our community we ask that you monitor the County’s website ( Facebook page, and the local news for updates on vaccine availability.


There is a new phone line dedicated to taking calls exclusive to COVID-19 vaccination information. The phone number is 910-663-4200.


Personnel are standing by 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday to answer calls regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccinations will be offered at two locations:

  • Burgaw Health Department
  • Hampstead Annex




You cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine if:

  • You are currently isolated and have not recovered from COVID-19
  • You have received a vaccine of any kind (other than for COVID-19) in the last 14 days
  • You have pending test results due to an exposure
  • You have received convalescent therapy for COVID-19 in the last 90 days

Pender News

Q&A regarding the gas pipeline installation in the Hampstead area

The Pender County Board of Commissioners received several community inquiries regarding the large orange pipe that is being installed along US Hwy 17, Sloop Point Loop Road, and Country Club Drive. We reached out to Piedmont Natural Gas for an update on the project. They responded quickly to answer community questions. Where is the gas […]

Henderson Field Airport to receive state funds

Seven N.C. Airports to Receive State Funds RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Transportation approved state funds totaling $4,285,500 for projects that help improve safety and customer service at seven North Carolina airports. The board approved the funds during its May 6 meeting. The funds the N.C. Board of Transportation approved are: • $240,300 in […]

County update

For an update on the various projects and activities of the county departments, click here.

Burning ban lifted June 2, 5 p.m.

The Pender County Fire Marshal announced the lifting of the County burning ban effective today, June 2, 2021. Effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021 the Pender County Fire Marshal Office has lifted a ban on all open burning for Pender. The burn ban went into effect May 24 due to hazardous forest fire […]

Applicant withdraws US Highway 17 parcel project

The Pender County Planning Board was scheduled to conduct a public hearing at the Hampstead Annex tonight, June 1, at 7 p.m. regarding a Conditional Zoning Map Amendment for one parcel along US Highway 17 south of Topsail Montessori School. Earlier today, the applicant withdrew the project from consideration. The Planning Board will convene for […]

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments are NOW being accepted for everyone 12 years and older. Schedule your appointment in Burgaw or Hampstead. (Moderna vaccine is only approved for age 18 and up.)