Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


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.

At work in DC in December 2001, Eva Clayton was a trailblazing former congresswoman from North Carolina. She was also a longtime local leader in Warren County, NC. (Getty Images)
Trailblazing US Rep. Eva Clayton: The Virus is Winning the Race in Rural North Carolina

The low vaccination numbers and lack of health care access make for a deadly combo in rural places.

Chris Rutledge, a nurse for Samaritan’s Purse, eats lunch in January 2021 during the only short break of her 12-hour shift inside the COVID-19 field hospital in Lenoir, N.C. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Mobile Morgues and Desperation: Inside North Carolina’s Least Vaccinated County

A hospital leader in Robeson County tells C&P why she’s exhausted, mad, and scared for her community right now. 

As North Carolina schools reopen, public health leaders will face pressure to require the COVID-19 vaccine. (Image via Shutterstock)
NC’s Public Schools Already Require Vaccines. The COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be One of Them.

If and when a COVID-19 vaccine is cleared for younger children, North Carolina’s schools should add it to the list of required immunizations.

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‘Let Science Lead’: Charlotte Specialist Answers Top Questions About Vaccine Booster Shots

A North Carolina infectious disease expert clears the air on who should get the COVID vaccine booster shot, and when.

People without the COVID vaccine are the most vulnerable to the new COVID variant, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. But they're also making life more dangerous for others. (Image via NC DPS)
‘The Virus Will Find You,’ Gov. Roy Cooper Tells the Unvaccinated as Delta Surges

Before, COVID-infected people would pass the virus to two people on average. With Delta, it’s six people.