Health Department


To Protect and Promote Health Through Prevention and Control of Disease and Injury.

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Everyone 6-months and older is encouraged to get the fall COVID-19 vaccine along with their annual flu shot. Because the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, the updated COVID-19 vaccine is designed to match the changed virus and help protect people from serious illness, hospitalization and death. 

If you would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, you can schedule an appointment with the Moore County Health Department by calling 910-947-SHOT (7468) anytime Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM. 

You can also make an appointment with your doctor, preferred pharmacy, or find a vaccination location near you. 

Note: Effective March 29th, 2023, the Moore County Health Department ended its weekly COVID-19 case report. NCDHHS continues to track county-level data to monitor COVID-19 and will now incorporate COVID-19 data with other respiratory illness data. Those detailed COVID-19 metrics will now be part of the North Carolina Respiratory Illness Summary Dashboard. CDC COVID-19 Hospital Admission Levels (formerly COVID-19 Community Levels) will be available on the CDC's COVID Data Tracker site.

Health Director's Message

Public Health's mission is to protect and promote health. This is accomplished through the prevention of disease and injury and the promotion of good health habits, to ensure a longer, healthier life. Striving to meet these challenges, the Health Department offers a wide range of services that are critical to the well-being of our community. These diverse programs include those mandated by the State; such as communicable disease, public health planning, preparedness and response, environmental health, and vital records. Other programs include a combination of direct healthcare services and community-wide programs. In addition, Health Department staff play a prominent role in partnering with the community to create innovative programs to address specific health problems, such as breast cancer awareness, childhood immunizations, injury prevention, and dental care.

Today, there are many challenges facing the health status of our community including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, teenage pregnancy, communicable disease, vector-borne disease, safe food and water, and dental care, as well as biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism.

More than ever, it is the people…you…who can help keep our communities and our children safe and healthy. Every citizen has a responsibility to become informed and involved in ensuring a healthy future for themselves, their family, and their community.

Matthew Garner, Interim Director