Front line essential workers now eligible for vaccine
Office of Gov. Roy Cooper | Mar 3, 2021
The North Carolina Healthcare Association distributed $2.8 million in grants to 21 hospitals across the state in December. The funds are intended to be used to support hospitals and front-line workers who have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds were given to hospitals that have the greatest ability to alleviate
So far, North Carolina’s coronavirus rollout has been sluggish with just over 200,000 of its 820,000 vaccines administered as of Tuesday evening. With a distribution rate of only 25 percent, North Carolina has the seventh slowest rollout in the country. Mandy Cohen, Department of Health and Human Services secretary, blamed
Phase 1B of North Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin this week. There will be three separate groups included in the phase, with Group 1 being eligible for the vaccine first. Group 1 includes all North Carolinians over 75. Group 2 will include all health care workers that were not
Officials in North Carolina are considering offering rewards to prisoners who accept the COVID-19 vaccine. Prisoners in North Carolina over the age of 65 will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1B. Younger prisoners with at least two comorbidities will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 2.