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

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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.)