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.
North Carolina's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (See next section below)
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
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.