Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHS), witnessed some of the first of the state’s COVID-19
vaccinations Thursday. The Pfizer vaccine went to health care professionals
working with infected patients at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, according
to a press release.
It was one of 11 hospitals that received vaccines earlier this week; more than
40 additional hospitals in the state received the vaccine a couple days later.
“With the Moderna vaccine expected to receive authorization soon, even more
health care providers throughout North Carolina will begin receiving
vaccinations,” the release said. What comes next? Health care workers are the
first priority for the governor’s team, followed by residents and staff of
long-term care facilities. The DHHS Vaccine Plan
has more on the distribution ahead.