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NC's COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

For Followup Information from NCCDD's COVID-19 Vaccine
Presentations in January, click here

To view the COVID-19 Recording from the January Presentation, click on the video above.

What We Know

A tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies are currently limited and will continue to be for the next few months. To save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, independent state and federal public health advisory committees recommend first protecting health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying, and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Listed below is valuable information about the vaccine. We will be updateing this page as more information becomes available.

  1. North Carolina's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (See next section below)
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language (download the pdf) - Adapted from SARTAC at selfadvocacyinfo.org
  3. NCDHHS Vaccine Infographic (download the pdf) or view the web page
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (English / Spanish)
  5. COVID-19 Vaccine Information on NCDHHS website
  6. Deep Dive Group 1 and Deep Dive Group 2 Fact Sheets

North Carolina’s updated phases include:

Group 1 - Health care workers & Long-Term Care staff and residents

  • Health care workers with in-person patient contact
  • Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities

Group 2 - Older Adults

  • Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation

Group 3 - Frontline Essential Workers

  • The CDC defines frontline essential workers as workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and who are at substantially higher risk for exposure to COVID-1

Group 4 - =Adults at High Risk for Exposure and Increased Risk of Severe Illness

  • Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation
  • Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function
  • Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers

Group 5 - Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination.

Use the button below to access the rest of NCCDD's COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities:

NCCDD COVID-19 Resources



Pandemic Helpline Launches For People With IDD, Caregivers: 888-847-3209
More information here

NC COVID Vaccine Distribution Chart

Download pdf here or view the web page

New COVID-19
County Alert System

pinpoints counties with the highest levels of spread and offer recommendations to bring numbers down. The report will be published on the 2nd week of each month (download pdf). Monitor your county's status on the NCDHHS COVID-19 Dashboard.

New DHHS - I/DD Medicaid and State-Funded Service Delivery During School Hours
(download pdf)

Governor Cooper’s Executive Orders in English and Spanish

Click here to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in NCor text COVIDNC to 898211.  

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