Vaccine News


A Nevada woman hands back a nose swab after administering herself a COVID-19 test during a preview of a testing site in North Las Vegas, Nev. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
At-Home Testing Just Got Easier, and More in NC COVID News

NC hospitals fill up with COVID patients, as federal officials reveal their plan to increase availability of at-home tests.

Healthcare workers process COVID1-9 rapid antigen tests at a testing site Thursday. Last week North Carolina broke single-day records for COVID-19 cases three days running, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, topping out at 19,620. Friday, the state reported 28,474 new cases. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Latest Omicron News Is Giving North Carolina Deja Vu

North Carolina is seeing a huge spike of Omicron variant infections, risking staffing shortages at hospitals and schools.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the medicine. The booster shots will not be distributed in mass public settings the way the vaccines were, but will be available at doctors offices to those who qualify. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The CDC Approved COVID Vaccine Boosters. Here’s How to Get One in NC.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions for fully vaccinated people.

Despite having asthma, Micah McClain was among the estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County residents that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers vaccine hesitant. Since contracting the virus and developing blood clots in his lungs, he wishes he would have followed experts' advice. 'If getting vaccinated would have prevented me from going to the hospital and dealing with what I had to deal with, I would have gotten vaccinated.'
I Said They’d Have to Vaccinate Me at Gunpoint. Then I Contracted Delta.

An estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County adults are vaccine hesitant. Micah McClain was among them until contracting COVID. He has a message for others.

A vaccination clinic in Wake County this week (Pool photo by Robert Willett/News & Observer)
Masks Can Come Off in Most Places in NC, Gov. Cooper Announces

Gov. Roy Cooper rolled back many of the pandemic restrictions, while calling on unvaccinated people to wear masks until they get their shots.

Gov. Roy Cooper says NC to ease some coronavirus restrictions.
With Vaccinations Going Up, Cooper Announces He’ll Relax COVID Restrictions in NC

With more people vaccinated, NC Gov. Roy Cooper is ready to lift restrictions that limited capacity at restaurants, bars and more.

People walk in to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza past a sign that says "Johnson & Johnson vaccine only" in Los Angeles (Image via AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
J&J Shots on Hold in NC. Here’s What You Need to Know in Fight Against COVID.

After serious blood clots developed in six women, states like NC are halting the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines for now.