Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


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.

Doctors inject sisters Claudia Scott-Mighty, left, Althea Scott-Bonaparte, who are patient care directors, and Christine Scott, an ICU nurse, with their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
Biden Plans to Release Available COVID Vaccine Doses Immediately

Biden “supports releasing available doses immediately, and believes the government should stop holding back vaccine supply so we can get more shots in Americans’ arms now.”

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.