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NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen in an October 2020 briefing with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Image via NC DPS/Treatment by Rebecca Russ)
65 Or Older? You’re Now Eligible for a Coronavirus Vaccine in NC

NC's new coronavirus plan comes with states and the federal government pushing to speed up a sluggish vaccine rollout.

Healthcare workers will most likely be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
A COVID Vaccine Is Here for Some Americans. Here’s What You Need to Know.

You have questions about coronavirus vaccines? We have answers.

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File/Treatment by Rebecca Russ)
Answers to Seven Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine in NC

Here’s what you need to know about where and when vaccinations are happening in NC.

Image by Denzel Boyd, graphic by Rebecca Russ, for COURIER.
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

Amid a dangerous new COVID spike, NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen says North Carolinians must stay put. (Image via NC DPS)
Now, More Than Ever, Mandy Cohen Says North Carolinians Must Stay at Home

The vaccine is slowly rolling out in North Carolina, but the coronavirus’ spread is at an all-time high.

National Guard soldiers assist by directing those arriving for vaccination appointments at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, NC, the primary site of vaccine distribution for Mecklenburg County. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
‘Spend More Time With the Grandkids’: North Carolinians Line Up in Charlotte for COVID Vaccine

Eat out. Get a haircut. Be a good citizen. People in Charlotte on why they rushed to get the COVID vaccine as NC upped inoculation efforts.

A healthcare worker with American Medical Response, Inc working with the Florida Department of Health in Broward administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to Cydne Fuller at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on January 6, 2021 in Pompano Beach, Florida.  The community administered the 2nd vaccine to 90 skilled nursing residents and 80 healthcare staff completing the inoculation for them. An additional 50 healthcare staff received their first dose of the vaccine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
‘A Deadly Threat’: Cooper Extends Curfew as COVID Cases Spike

As NC rolls out the next phase of coronavirus vaccinations, Gov. Roy Cooper extended the state’s curfew and called for vigilance.