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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended

The current CDC-recommended COVID-19 vaccines, which have been updated to target the variants that are making people sick now, are now available in Mecklenburg County. 
Residents with health insurance can get the vaccines for little to no cost at their local pharmacies. Residents without insurance or whose insurance does not cover the vaccines can get the vaccines at no cost through the CDC’s Bridge Access Program at participating pharmacies and MCPH clinics.

COVID-19 Data as of February 29, 2024

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

During February 9 - 22, 2024, there were 723 emergency department (ED) visits for COVID-19-like illness (CLI) in Mecklenburg County.

Of those ED visits, 102 (14.1%) resulted in hospital admission.


As of February 29, 2024, 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 January 28 - February 10, 2024, the following strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were present in North Carolina:


  • Omicron JN-like variants made up 96% of samples.
  • Omicron XBB-like variants made up 4% of samples.

Wastewater Monitoring in Mecklenburg County

Percentage of COVID-19 Positive Wastewater Samples

A teal-colored map of Mecklenburg County with four dots representing four wastewater monitoring sites.

As of February 28, 2024, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found in Mecklenburg County wastewater in 80-100% of the wastewater samples tested at all 4 monitoring sites.

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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.