Stories tagged: "vaccine"


Gov. Roy Cooper, left, applauds 8 year-old Daniel McCullock after McCullock received the Pfizer child COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Kathy Merritt at Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.  The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a reason for concern, but public health leaders believe vaccination will offer some protection. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Ready or Not, Here Comes Omicron. Here’s What You Need to Know About the New COVID Variant, North Carolina.

The Omicron variant is a reason for concern, but public health leaders are optimistic vaccination and boosters will offer some protection.

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.

Bartender Alex Wright sanitizes a table before opening Barbès, a popular neighborhood music venue and bar converted to a bottle shop and mostly-outdoor bar during the the coronavirus pandemic in New York in December. (Image via AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Great Work, NC: Cooper Is Lifting A Bunch of COVID-19 Restrictions

More people will be allowed in NC museums, sports venues, restaurants and more with Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

A woman wearing a face mask walks a dog in Washington, D.C., in March. (Image via Getty Images)
COVID Variants Are a Serious but Manageable Threat in NC, Expert Says

Here’s what you need to know about COVID variants in North Carolina and how to protect you and your family.

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.

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.