DCDEE Memo: February 10, 2021 Moving to Group 3 for COVID-19 Vaccines

DCDEE Memo 2/10/2021

Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced plans for how the state will move to Group 3 for COVID-19 vaccines. Because supply is still very limited and the population of frontline essential workers is so large, we will begin with anyone working in child care or in PreK - 12 schools starting on February 24, 2021. 

DHHS is working with its partners on how to support child care and school staff in accessing vaccines and will be sharing more information in the coming week. More detail on who will be eligible beginning February 24, 2021, is available on Deeper Dive: Group 3 - Frontline Essential Workers (School and Childcare), which is available in English and Spanish.

Currently eligible groups--health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, and people 65 and older--will continue to be prioritized. DHHS plans to move to additional frontline essential workers on March 10th. 

As always, DHHS relies on you as a trusted messenger to help people make informed decisions. DHHS has developed a suite resources to support your outreach efforts. Please visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov and vacunate.nc.gov as new materials are added regularly.

Flyers and Fact Sheets: Print and share flyers in your community. 

Infographic: Use on your website and digital displays. 

Videos featuring faith leaders, community leaders, frontline workers, older North Carolinians and more: Post on social media, play on internal displays, and share on websites and in newsletters. 

Social Media Graphics: Post on your social media channels.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Use a resource. The FAQs are updated weekly. 

Presentation: Become a Vaccine Ambassador. Attend a presentation.  Register now. These decks are updated weekly. 

Collect and Share Stories: Share stories of people telling why they got or plan to get the vaccine. Use this tip sheet to record and share a video or photo. 

Website: Link to North Carolina's vaccine websites.