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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a the new updated COVID-19 vaccine. The updated vaccines target the variants that are making people sick now.

Two vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, will be available in the coming weeks.

Check back for availability.

COVID-19 Data as of September 21, 2023

Emergency Department Visits due to COVID-Like Illness in Mecklenburg County

During September 1 - September 14, 2023, there were 1055 emergency department (ED) visits for COVID-19-like illness (CLI) in Mecklenburg County.

Of those ED visits, 10.9% resulted in hospital admission.


As of September 21, 2023, the COVID-19 hospital admission level in Mecklenburg County is LOW. Take the following safety precautions*:

* People may choose to wear a mask at any time. People with COVID-19 symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask around others.

Surveillance of Variants in North Carolina

During August 27 - September 9, 2023, the following strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were present in North Carolina:


  • Omicron XBB-like variants made up 86% of samples.
  • All other variants made up 14% of samples.

Wastewater Monitoring in Mecklenburg County

Percentage of COVID-19 Positive Wastewater Samples

0 - 20%21 - 40%41 - 60%61 - 80%81 - 100%

As of September 20, 2023, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found in Mecklenburg County wastewater in the following amounts:

  • 60-80% of the wastewater samples tested at 2 monitoring sites
  • 80-100% of the wastewater samples tested at 2 monitoring sites

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We're here to answer your questions.

Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911.