Stories tagged: "Vaccine News"


Alana Gill receives the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Stony Brook University on April 6. (Image via Getty Images/Raychel Brightman of Newsday)
Roll Up Those Sleeves. NC Makes Vaccines Available to Anyone Over 16.

Anyone over 16 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine in NC, though challenges remain finding appointments.

Boxes of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are seen Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 in Pittsboro, N.C. in a refrigerator at Piedmont Health Senior Care, a federally qualified health center. (Image via AP/Gerry Broome)
Vaccine Numbers Are Picking Up In NC. Here’s How to Get Yours.

More than 1 million people are fully vaccinated now in North Carolina, as NC looks to move to Group 4 of eligibility.

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This One-Shot Vaccine Candidate May Speed Up NC’s COVID-19 Vaccinations

A third COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson could be approved by the FDA soon, and make it easier to vaccinate people in rural areas of NC.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.

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)
Biden Administration Sending More Doses of Vaccine to NC

NC will see an uptick in its weekly allotments of the COVID vaccine, as the disease continues to spread at high levels in the state.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large amounts of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Cohen: All 100 Counties Will Get Vaccine

After thousands of vaccination appointments were canceled this week, NC DHHS pledges to distribute vaccines to all corners of the state.

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)
Medical Providers Fume After State Officials Divert Thousands of Vaccine Shots

NC has had a slow start with the COVID vaccine. And a recent move to divert shots to more large-scale events might short rural areas.