Coronavirus vaccination progress has made it for all North Carolina adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On April 7, 2021 vaccine eligibility for Group 5 opens. This means anyone 16 years and older who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination is eligible to get one.
North Carolina continues to focus on distributing vaccines quickly and equitably. To date, the state has administered over 5.2 million doses. 39 percent of those 18 and up are at least partially vaccinated, and 26 percent of those 18 and up have been fully vaccinated.
Governor Roy Cooper said:
“We remain focused on getting people vaccinated as quickly and as equitably as possible and continuing to slow the spread of the virus. The more people we vaccinate, the more we can safely do.”
These tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will help us get back in control of our lives and back to the people and places we love – like safely hugging a grandmother, traveling to see vaccinated family or friends, or having a potluck dinner with your vaccinated neighbors, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen says.
State health officials are continuing to monitor the presence of COVID-19 and its more contagious variants in North Carolina, which is why it is important to continue to follow the state’s mask mandate and practice safety precautions, including the Three Ws—wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart, and wash hands often.