Stories tagged: "vaccine"


North Carolina is home to Fayetteville’s Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the nation with 53,700 active-duty troops. Back in December 2021, 96% of soldiers at Fort Bragg had met the Army’s vaccination deadline, but at least 350 outright refused the shot. (Filip Andrejevic/Unsplash)
Army Prepares to Kick Out COVID-19 Vaccine Refusers

Roughly 97% of all Army soldiers are at least partially vaccinated. But the military service has issued official reprimands to more than 3,000 soldiers, who amid the rising Covid cases, could pose a health risk to the rest of the force.

A silverback gorilla receives a COVID vaccine at the NC Zoo in October (Photo courtesy of the NC Zoo.)
Think Your Job Is Hard? Try Giving a COVID Vaccine to a Gorilla.

Armed with protective gear and ground meat, NC Zoo workers delivered potentially life-saving shots this fall to primates and lions.  

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.

(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.