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Ready or not, flu is due for a comeback

Sept. 23. Last year’s flu season was lighter than usual. But this year, experts warn that it could make a serious comeback. Everyone 6 months and older should get their flu shot now. If you haven’t gotten the COVID‑19 vaccine or booster and are eligible, it’s safe to get both at the same time, according […]

As of April 7, all North Carolinians over 16 will be eligible for vaccine

All of Group 4, including a variety of additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories, are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. For an updated list of workers, click here. All North Carolinians age 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning on April 7. You can […]

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NCDHHS: New cases down, hospitalizations up

Dec. 29. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to increase, with the statewide total climbing 185 to 3,377 in today’s NC Dept. of Health and Human Services report. It’s again a record high. “Everyone must act right now to protect each other,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. Lagging indicators Hospitalizations—and deaths—are lagging indicators of […]

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Thousands of front-line workers receive first dose; NC hospitalizations rise

Dec. 23. By Dave Yochum. As the number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina continues to rise quickly, almost 25,000 people—most of them front-line healthcare workers—have received the first dose of the vaccine statewide. According to NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2,081 people in Mecklenburg County have received the vaccine. Both the Moderna […]


Vaccine Q&A with Novant

Dec. 23. Yes, you should continue to wear a mask if you receive one of the two coronavirus vaccines. Both are synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA), a new way to protect against infectious diseases. Novant Health doctors say neither the Pfizer nor the Moderna vaccines inject a weakened germ into your body to trigger the immune […]

Atrium receives first batch of Moderna vaccine

Dec. 21. Atrium Health has received the first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, with Atrium Health Stanly, Atrium Health Kings Mountain and Atrium Health Anson set to administer the first of two doses. The main difference in the Moderna vaccine vs. the Pfizer vaccine is that the former is able to be kept in […]