Though the Public Health Emergency declared to respond to COVID-19 has ended, North Carolina will continue to distribute the federally funded COVID-19 vaccines and tests for free to individuals who are uninsured while supplies last.

When supplies of federally purchased vaccines run out, they will be available like flu shots and other routine vaccinations, covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance or out-of-pocket costs for the uninsured. Visit to learn more or to contact your local health department.

Community-based organizations can order free tests through June 26, 2023, to distribute in their regions. Visit for more information.

Federal Test to Treat locations will continue to provide treatment at no cost to those who are uninsured or underinsured, although a fee may be charged for evaluation.

Read the NCDHHS full press release here.