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COVID vaccines will soon be available

Sept. 13.  Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer. Healthcare providers are preparing to distribute the newest vaccine which is designed to better protect patients against current COVID-19 variants circulating in our communities. Atrium and Novant officials say […]

COVID vaccination rates / Source: WalletHub

NC scores second-place nationwide in COVID safety

Aug. 25. With two-thirds of the nation’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a new study says North Carolina is the second-safest state in terms of COVID-19. WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics—from community transmission to hospitalizations and deaths—to rank the states according to COVID safety. —North Carolina […]

Meck County administering free intradermal monkeypox vaccines

Aug. 18. Beginning today Mecklenburg County Public Health will administer the monkeypox vaccine intradermally to individuals 18 years and up who self-identify as high risk for monkeypox infection. The change will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold. Half of NC cases are in Mecklenburg As of Aug. 17, […]

Novant begins Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children 5-11 years on Thursday

Nov. 3. Novant Health will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 on Thursday, Nov. 4. Appointments are required and availability may vary by location. Where: Novant Health Medical Group – Hanes (196 Hanes Mall Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27103) is open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday […]

Vaccine clinic Monday at Davidson Town Hall

Sept. 15. Mecklenburg County Public Health will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Davidson Town Hall from 2 pm to 6 pm Monday, Sept. 20 The vaccine is free, and no photo ID or insurance is needed. Everyone meeting the age requirement of 12 years or older can be vaccinated, regardless of immigration status. The […]

COVID update: Moderna forecasts need for booster shots

April 30. With Moderna forecasting an “expected significant need for booster vaccinations in 2022 and beyond,” the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,231 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 969,752 statewide since the outbreak began in 2020. Moderna said waning immunity will impact vaccine efficacy within 12 months, while COVID-19 […]

Novant, Atrium pause J&J COVID vaccinations

April 13. Novant and Atrium are pausing distribution of all Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines because of blood clot concerns. Anyone already scheduled to receive the shot Tuesday is being offered a Pfizer vaccine instead. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived at Atrium Health March 8

Data driven: NC shrinking the vaccine gap

March 9. By Dave Yochum. With Black people dying because of the coronavirus at about two times the rate of white people, it turns out North Carolina is among the best-performing U.S. states when it comes to distributing vaccines evenly among Black and white residents. About 11 percent of North Carolina’s Black population has received […]

The new Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine can be kept in a regular refrigerator. Photo: Atrium

Vaccinated? Here are CDC ‘dos’

March 9. Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in a single household  with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as […]


NCDHHS Secretary Cohen: State will address vaccine inequities

Jan. 26. By Dave Yochum. Is the COVID-19 pandemic receding from the high-water mark earlier this month? The median number of new coronavirus cases statewide during the past seven days (+6,415) is down 5.8 percent from the median of the past 31 days (+6,811), based on data from Johns Hopkins University. There were 3,978 new […]