Local Testing & Vaccine Information
Orange County COVID Vaccine Effort
Updated as of January 14, 2021: North Carolina has moved into Phase 2 of the COVID vaccine distribution, meaning individuals 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions.
Coronavirus Testing Information
COVID-19 testing hosted by the Orange County Health Department is done with no out-of-pocket cost (insurance will be billed). Click here to learn more.
Weekday Testing Hillsborough:
Testing is available every weekday Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm at Whitted Human Services Center at 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough NC 27278. Pre-registration is encouraged and may be done online. Select Orange County when registering: https://unityphm.com/campaigns/starmed
Monday-Saturday Testing Chapel Hill:
COVID-19 testing is available every weekday Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm at R7 Parking Lot at 725 MLK Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Pre-registration is encouraged and may be done online: https://lhi.care/covidtesting.
UNC Health is providing community screening and mobile coronavirus testing at various locations each month. Participants will be screened by medical professionals, and those who are considered high risk and have coronavirus symptoms will be tested. The UNC Health team will also provide information about how to keep yourself and others safe, as well as information about resources to help with food, medication costs, stress, anxiety, and other needs.
Participants are highly encouraged to pre-register using the online registration form. View schedule, locations, and register to attend here.
MAKO Medical is currently offering businesses full service COVID-19 antibody testing for your entire team. As a CAP-accredited lab, they do the screenings, complete their own testing, and provide the results.
Call MAKO Medical at 844-625-6522 to learn more or schedule your employee screening here.
Flu Vaccine Information
At this time, the Health Department has flu vaccines for individuals 6 month of age and older. Please call 919-245-2400 to make an immunization appointment and get your flu shot!
There is no out-of-pocket charge for flu vaccines administered by the Orange County Health Department. Uninsured Orange County residents will receive a free flu vaccine until the Health Department runs out of available flu shots. The Health Department will bill insurance for individuals with health insurance.
Call 919-245-2400 to schedule your flu vaccine appointment. Select Option 3 for their Chapel Hill clinic or Option 4 for their Hillsborough clinic. Learn more here.
Tarheel Town Pharmacy is currently offering workplace flu shot clinics with no up-front out-of-pocket charge for those with health insurance. Call 919-240-7827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a clinic at your office location.