BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Health Services is now scheduling updated COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible community members ages 6 months and older starting Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.

Community members should call 910.253.2276 to schedule an appointment at the following location:

  • Health Services Main Clinic, Government Center Building A, 25 Courthouse Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422

Supplies of the updated COVID-19 vaccine are limited, so appointments are required. While we do our best to accommodate walk-ins, individuals without appointments may experience a longer wait or may not be seen that day based on our supply and availability.

If you cannot make it to the Brunswick County Health Services Main Clinic in Bolivia, you are encouraged to check with your health care provider, local pharmacies, or other health clinics to see if they offer appointments for the updated COVID-19 vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 this fall and winter. Anyone who has not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past two months is encouraged to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC recently gave final approval to the updated COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 13, 2023. Learn more at


How much does a COVID-19 vaccine cost (including the updated version)?
Many individuals can still get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. For people with health insurance, most plans will cover the COVID-19 vaccine. Brunswick County Health Services will have a limited supply of vaccine available at no cost to those without insurance.

Is the updated COVID-19 vaccine a booster?
The updated COVID-19 vaccine is not considered a booster—although you may see some messaging in the community that calls it a booster. The updated vaccine is available to anyone 6 months or older who has:

  • Not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past two months, OR
  • Never received a COVID-19 vaccine before

What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Bring a photo ID. If you have insurance, bring your insurance information to your appointment, too.

What should I expect during my appointment?
The updated COVID-19 vaccine requires a 15-minute observation period after it is administered, so you are encouraged to plan ahead for this wait.

Can I get a flu vaccine at the same time as an updated COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, influenza (flu) vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same visit if you are due for both vaccines. Brunswick County Health Services will begin offering flu vaccines in October 2023. Learn more at



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