COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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

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 have tested positive for COVID within the last 30 days
  • 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

Pender News

Current COVID-19 restrictions in NC

Pender County Health and Human Services shared this current COVID-19 restrictions in NC to assist citizens as restrictions ease. Effective Feb. 24, 2021

NC Forest Service uses fire to protect Hampstead from fire

HAMPSTEAD – On Monday, Feb. 15, a fire was reported at a debris landfill located on Running Deer Trail near Hampstead and Holly Shelter Game Land. Upon arrival, fire officials discovered that the 25- to 30-foot landfill consisting of woody debris and soil, approximately four acres in size, was burning despite several inches of rainfall […]

Flooding update, Feb. 25, 2021

The rivers in Pender County are continuing to drop across the county. More state roads include Shaw Hwy are back open. The Black River has dropped less than a foot to 9.21 feet since Monday. The Northeast Cape Fear River has dropped a little more than 2.5 feet since Monday. The Northeast Cape Fear River […]

Sign up today for SKYWARN and Weather Safety Training

Sign up today for SKYWARN and Weather Safety Training. Pender County Fire Marshal Tommy Batson urged residents to sign up for the free classes now to help and assist Emergency Management. We need more eyes in the sky during bad weather events! Sign up today! Basic SKYWARN & Weather Safety Presentations Tuesday, March 9, 1:30 […]

Gov. Roy Cooper announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions as North Carolina trends stabilize

Key indicators used to guide decisions throughout pandemic show state’s trends are moving in the right direction RALEIGH: As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the state will carefully ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order No. 195 will take effect February 26th […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Due to inclement weather nationwide, vaccine shipments are delayed. We are unable to schedule vaccination appointments at this time.