Please see the below details on COVID-19 Vaccine Access/Appointment information.  The Polk County Vaccine Coalition and other community healthcare providers are now offering all three U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers.

Please see the "Booster" Update below for those who are Non-Immunocompromised.  For information on an additional dose for those who are Immunocompromised please visit the CDC website by clicking HERE:

Polk County is now offer the following vaccine manufacturers.

  • Moderna (dose 1 and 2) ages 18 and older.
  • Pfizer (dose 1 and 2) ages 5 and older.
  • Johnson & Johnson as supply permits, ages 18 and older.

Where to GO for the Shot?
Walk-In Friendly

  • Most Pharmacies
    • Foothills Pharmacy
      • Address: 80 Shuford Rd, Columbus, NC 28722
      • Phone: (828) 894-6112
      • Moderna, J&J, and Pfizer, and we offer all of them on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-5pm.
      • Consent forms and scheduling can be done from our website at www.ncfoothillspharmacy.com
      • We accept walk-ins, but preference is given to those with appointments.
    • Ingles, Landrum SC
      • Address: 1851 SC-14, Landrum, SC 29356
      • Phone: (864) 457-4598
  • Limited Hours
    • Drive-Up: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2p-4p and Wednesday 9a-11a (Subject to Change, Call ahead)
    • Polk County Public Health Office
      • Phone: 828-722-5086 
      • Address: 161 Walker St. Columbus, NC 28722

Appointment Only (Patient or Non-Patient)

  • Blue Ridge Health Services
    • Dial: (828) 894-2222
  • CVS, Columbus, NC
    • Address: 333 W Mills St, Columbus, NC 28722
    • Phone: (828) 894-8247

Appointment Only (Patient ONLY)

  • Columbus Medical Associates PA
    • Dial: (828) 894-8213
  • Foothills Medical Associates
    • Dial: (828) 894-5627
  • Advanced Wellness Institute
    • Dial: (828) 894-3494
  • Dr. Mc Cormack 
    • Phone: (828) 859-9783


COVID-19 Booster Shots Recommended by CDC

CV-19 Booster Shot Vaccine Illustration Instagram Post

The Polk County Health & Human Services Agency and Polk County COVID-19 Vaccine Coalition would like to provide a brief update on the status of boosters for COVID-19 vaccines for non-immunocompromised persons as well as options for obtaining your Booster shot. 

Next Steps:
1. Who is Eligible? (Moderna/Pfizer or Johnson&Johnson)
2. Booster Locations Near Polk County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends booster shots for Non-Immunocompromised persons based on the below criteria for all three U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines (CLICK Here for CDC Press Release).

MODERNA & PFIZER Recipients
At this time those who received either MODERNA or PFIZER have been recommended for boosters 6 months after their initial series.  Please see the following link to the full NC DHHS press release (English and Espanol).

Moderna/Pfizer Groups Considered for Boosters:

  • Moderna 18 years or older, 6 months following the completion of their initial series:
  • Pfizer 16 years and older, 6 months following the completion of their initial series

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Recipients

  • The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shot is recommended for individuals ages 18 and older who were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

From NC DHHS, "Additionally, individuals are now able to receive any brand of the COVID-19 vaccine for their booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. Limited preliminary evidence suggests that booster doses of one of the two mRNA vaccines — Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech — more effectively raise antibody levels than a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

NCDHHS encourages individuals to speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if they have questions about what booster is right for them."


Where to GO for the Booster?
Walk-In Friendly

  • Most Pharmacies
    • Address:80 Shuford Rd, Columbus, NC 28722
    • Phone: (828) 894-6112
    • Address: 1851 SC-14, Landrum, SC 29356
    • Phone: (864) 457-4598
    • Foothills Pharmacy
    • Ingles, Landrum SC
  • Limited Hours
    • Phone: 828-722-5086 
    • Address: 161 Walker St. Columbus, NC 28722
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays 2p-4p and Wednesday 9a-11a (Subject to Change, Call ahead)
    • Polk County Public Health Office

Appointment Only (Patient or Non-Patient)

  • Blue Ridge Health Services
    • Dial: (828) 894-2222
  • CVS, Columbus, NC
    • Address: 333 W Mills St, Columbus, NC 28722
    • Phone: (828) 894-8247

Appointment Only (Patient ONLY)

  • Columbus Medical Associates PA
    • Dial: (828) 894-8213
  • Foothills Medical Associates
    • Dial: (828) 894-5627
  • Advanced Wellness Institute
    • Dial: (828) 894-3494
  • Dr. Mc Cormack 
    • Phone: (828) 859-9783

The Vaccine Coalition looks forward to serving our community members.  

COVID-19 Resource Links:
Polk County COVID-19 Information Page
NC DHHS MyShot NC Page