Linea Hispana: 704-853-5073
Our appointment scheduling process has changed. Visits are now by appointment with the following schedule:
- Immunization appointments are available Monday - Friday 8 - 11:00AM and 1 - 4:00PM.
We are located in the Gaston County Health Department at:
991 W. Hudson Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28052
Please bring your immunization records and insurance card with you to your appointment.
Vaccines cannot be given if you are currently sick. Please call to reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing a fever or other signs / symptoms of illness.
Vaccines for infants, children, and adults are available at the Health Department. Please call if you have questions about a specific vaccine.
Many of our vaccines are covered by private insurance plans. Children may receive some shots free of charge; others will have a fee. To be eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, the child must be 18 years or younger and meet at least one of the following requirements.
- Medicaid-eligible Childhood shots are given at the Health Department.
- American Indian
- Alaskan native
- Underinsured (private insurance coverage does not include vaccines)
- Unaccompanied minor without proof of insurance
Vaccines are required for children entering Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grade. Learn more about North Carolina Required School Immunizations.
Pre-exposure vaccines for veterinary techs and boosters for veterinarians and animal handlers are available in clinic for a fee. Please call 704-853-5009 for details.
Flu shots are available from October to May. Please call for more information.
Pfizer is available for individuals 6 months and older. Moderna is available for people 18 or older. We also have the new bivalent boosters.
If you have questions about COVID vaccines and would like to speak with a health educator in our call center, please call (704) 862-5303. Leave a message with your contact information and someone will return your call within one business day.
You can also visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html for more information about the vaccine and to find out what doses are recommended based on age and other factors.
We are not a COVID testing site. To find a testing site near you, please visit: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/FindTests