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SampsonRMC Walk-In Vaccine Clinic

Sampson Regional Medical Center is now offering regularly scheduled weekly clinics until further notice. These are FREE walk-in only clinics, no appointment needed.  

SAMPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL PARK  |  522 BEAMAN STREET, CLINTON, NC 28328

Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  |  MODERNA Lunch Hour Clinic - Moderna Vaccine is for individuals age 18 and older.

Thursdays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  |  PFIZER Youth Clinic - Pfizer Vaccine is for youth ages 12 - 17.

 Find a Vaccine |  New Guidance  |  10 Facts You Need to Know  |  Delta Variant  |   Vaccine Myths  |   About the Vaccine  |  FAQ 

Second Dose


Find a Vaccine

Finding a Vaccine is easy. Locate a vaccine nearest you by visiting vaccines.gov

Sampson County COVID-19 Vaccine Locations:

SampsonRMC Vaccine Clinic | 522 Beaman Street, Clinton, NC 28328 
Walk-in clinic, no appointment needed 
Hours: Every Tuesday 11:30am-1:00pm (Moderna age 18+) | Every Thursday 3:00pm-5:00pm (Pfizer age 12+)

Walmart | 1415 Sunset Ave, Clinton, NC 28328 
Appointment required, click here to schedule 

Goshen Medical Center  |  906 US-421, Clinton, NC 28328
Appointment required, click here to schedule 

Clinton Drug Company  |  307 Beaman St, Clinton, NC 28328
Appointment required, click here to schedule  

CVS Pharmacy  |  507 College St, Clinton, NC 28328 
Walk in or click here to schedule an appointment 

Walgreens Co.  |  601 College St, Clinton, NC 28328  |  218 E Doctor M.L.K Jr. Blvd, Roseboro, NC 28382
Walk in or click here to schedule an appointment 

Sampson County Health Department  |  360 County Complex Rd, Clinton, NC 28328 
Walk in and appointments available every Monday and Friday. For more information, please call (910) 490-1056 or (910) 592-1131. 

CommWell Health of Salemburg  |  500 S. Fayetteville St, Salemburg, NC 28385 
Appointments required, click here to schedule


New Guidance

Released 8/16/2021 by CDC --  it is now recommended that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial two doses. 

Immunocompromised individuals that received the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are recommended to receive the additional dose at least 28 days after their second dose.

Studies show that individuals with compromised immune systems don’t build the same level of immunity as a non-immunocompromised individual would after receiving two doses of the COVID vaccine. As a result, these individuals are at a greater risk of prolonged illness or severe illness if they experience a “breakthrough case” and are more likely to transmit the virus to others in their household.

Individuals that fall under this current recommendation are:

  • receiving active cancer treatments for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

We encourage individuals to reach out to their healthcare provider for guidance on whether an additional dose is appropriate for them before receiving an additional dose.

Immunocompromised individuals seeking to receive their additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may visit during clinic hours with no appointment necessary


Trust the Facts

Have you been debating whether to get vaccinated? Here are 10 facts you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine. 
Please click here to view the spanish version.


Did you know there is a new COVID-19 Variant? 

Genetic variants of COVID-19 have ciculated around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Mutations and variants have been monitored and tracked in the United States by sequence-based survelliance, lab studies, and epidemoilogical investigations. Viruses constantly change through mutations. As expected, multiple variations of the COVID-19 virus have been found. Sometimes new variants appear and disappear. Other times, new variants persist. 

The Delta variant was first detected in the United States in March 2021. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other documented variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase of cases could put more strain on healthcare resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths. Studies suggest that current authorized vaccines work on circulating variants. 

If there was ever a time to get vaccinated, now is the time. Protect yourself and loved ones from COVID-19. Get a COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. 


Let's Debunk the Myths

Myth #1 - Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine makes your arm magnetic. 

FALSE. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will not make your body magnetic, including the injection site which is usually your arm. COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce electromagnetic field. All COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals. To learn more about vaccine ingredients, click here

Myth #2 - Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine will change my DNA.

FALSE. COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with DNA in any way. The vaccine teaches your body how to respond to the virus, never entering the nucleus of cells, where DNA is kept. 

Myth #3 - The CDC will require everyone to get a COVID-19 Vaccine.

FALSE. The Federal Government does not require vaccination of people. The CDC does not maintain or monitor a person's vaccination records. Whether a state, local government, or employer can require COVID-19 vaccinations are a matter of state or other applicable law

Myth #4- Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may affect my ability to have a baby one day. 

FALSE. There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccinations cause any problems with pregnancy. There is also no evidence that female or male fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html. 


How the Vaccine Works

The vaccine structure allows the particles to imitate the real coronavirus with crown-like studs. To keep the fragile molecules from being destroyed when they enter the human body, vaccine developers wrap them in a lipid-protein. This allows our bodies time to recognize them and our healthy cells to build a defense against the spiked proteins. The vaccine is like an imposter, not the real thing. It doesn’t include any live, active coronavirus.

Now, you may feel fatigued and achy after receiving the vaccine, much like when you have the flu shot. This is a good thing. It means your body recognizes something foreign and is fighting it off. This is how we build immunity. Stop the spread by receiving your vaccination.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
As with any vaccine, you may have temporary reactions like a sore arm, headache, or feeling tired and achy for a day or two after receiving the vaccine. 

When will I receive my second dose of the vaccine?
Moderna Vaccine: 
Based on guidance from the CDC, the second dose can be administered up to six weeks, or 42 days, after the first dose. The recommended target date reflected on your Vaccination Record Card is 28 days from the first dose given. It is recommended you receive the second dose no sooner than 4 days before your target due date and no later than 14 days following your due date. Please visit our walk-in Vaccine Clinic on a Tuesday during hours of operation when you are due for your second dose. 

Pfizer Vaccine:Based on guidance from the CDC, the second dose can be administered up to six weeks, or 42 days after the first dose. The recommended target date reflected on your Vaccination Record Card is 21 days from the first dose given. Please visit our walk-in Vaccine Clinic on a Thursday during hours of operation when you are due for your second dose. 

Do I have to receive the second dose?
Yes, to build up your immunity you must receive both doses.

After I receive both doses, will I be able to go out in public without my mask?
In general, people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine. 

Most recent CDC guidance suggests that individuals who are fully vaccinated may resume activities as they did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask or socially distancing, except where required by law. For more information on most recent CDC guidelines, please visit www.cdc.gov.

Following most recent CDC guidance on face coverings, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has recently lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. These restrictions are listed within Executive Order No. 215. For more information on the State of North Carolina's updated policy, click here.



What To Expect After Receiving Your 2nd Dose
 

Congratulations on receiving your COVID-19 Vaccine! Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine is an important tool to help us stop this pandemic. Please review the following information on what to expect after receiving your 2nd dose. If you have further questions about side effects, please contact your primary care provider. 

Making Antibodies is Hard Work! 

Many individuals who have received the 2nd dose of the Vaccine are reporting a more significant immune response than experienced with the initial dose. Symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, and soreness at the injection site. This is a very normal response to receiving the vaccine, and is a good indication that your body is working hard to recognize something that doesn't belong and is building an army of antibodies to defend against the COVID-19 enemy. 

If your symptoms extend beyond 48 hours from the date & time of your 2nd dose or symptoms include loss of taste or smell, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your primary care provider immediately.