Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited the Vidant Health large-scale vaccine site at the Greenville Convention Center to see people receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vidant Health has partnered with the Pitt County Public Health Department, local churches and community organizations to vaccinate more than 2,000 people a day and reach North Carolinians in underserved communities.
“North Carolina continues to get shots into people’s arms in a way that’s fast and fair,” Governor Cooper said. “We’re committed to making sure that people getting this vaccine look like the make-up of our population, and outreach efforts like we’re seeing today are helping us get there.”
Some members of Group 4 are now eligible to receive the vaccine. This includes people with a medical condition that puts them at higher risk for COVID-19 and those who live in certain congregate settings. The rest of Group 4, which includes non-frontline essential workers and people in additional congregate setting, will be eligible to get the vaccine on April 7.
“Partnerships like this are vital to reaching underserved communities. Thank you to those on the ground doing the intentional work to make sure all North Carolinians can get their shot,” said Secretary Mandy K.