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What We Know About COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Tryon Medical Partners team members wear masks outside a satellite COVID-19 testing site


Tryon Medical Partners does not yet have the COVID-19 vaccine(s), as we are awaiting approval for distribution from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). We expect this to happen soon, but unfortunately, details and exact timing are still unknown.

We appreciate your motivation to get vaccinated! But please do not call or message to inquire about the status. It is inhibiting our ability to provide needed care. We will contact patients once we know the official process. Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

Where You Can Get the Vaccine

For ages 65 and older in North Carolina

Atrium Health
Please note you will need to create a MyAtrium account.

Novant Health
Please note you will need to create a Novant MyChart account.

Mecklenburg County Public Health
980-314-9400, Choose Option 3

Union County Public Health

For ages 70 and older in South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Where We Are Now

More than 70,000 people volunteered in clinical trials for two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna, for which Tryon Medical participated in the study) to see if they are safe and work to prevent COVID illness. Volunteers included Black/African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Asians and others. To date, the vaccines are 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no serious safety concerns noted in the clinical trials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes sure the vaccines are safe and can prevent people from getting COVID-19. Like all drugs, vaccine safety continues to be monitored after they are in use.

You cannot get COVID-19 from the 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. Learn more in our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs.

Take your shot at no cost. The COVID-19 vaccine will be available for free, whether or not you have insurance.

You Will Have a Spot for the Shot

Tryon Medical Partners is taking steps with the NCDHHS to be a Phase 2 distributor to provide the vaccine to more groups. We do not yet have distribution approval or access to either COVID-19 vaccine, nor do we have a waiting list for the distribution of the vaccine (waiting lists are determined and directed by the CDC and the NCDHHS). The best way to know of the most recent developments is to sign up for email updates

NC COVID-19 Vaccination – 4 Phase Prioritization Framework (Provided by the NCDHHS)

SC COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (Provided by SC DHEC)

How Tryon Medical is Preparing

In addition to our current COVID-19 vaccine trials, Tryon Medical Partners is actively participating in the NCDHHS COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition. We formally submitted our application to be a COVID-19 vaccine distributor to NCDHHS on Jan. 11 (the first day applications were accepted). We have made all the necessary preparations so we can be ready to distribute allotted vaccines once approved by NCDHHS.

What We Can All Do Now

Exercise the power you already have to fight COVID-19:
  • Do not let your guard down. Wear your mask, wash your hands and socially distance.
  • Prioritize your wellness. Do not cancel your existing medical appointments, and get your flu shot.
  • Avoid large gatherings and limit holiday celebrations to those in your immediate household.

Refer to our COVID-19 Information Hub at tryonmed.com/covid-19 for news and resources that will help keep your family safe. Stay connected to us, and to your care. Never forget we’re with you every step of the way.