DCDEE Memo: January 14, 2021 Information Regarding Updated COVID Vaccine Prioritization

Thank you for all you continue to do to support North Carolina's pandemic response!   

North Carolina's goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible given the limited supply of vaccines. Today, it was shared that vaccine providers that are ready to expand may vaccinate all health care workers and anyone 65 years and older.  

North Carolina moves through vaccination phases by aligning to federal priorities while empowering local health departments and hospitals with flexibility to move to the next priority group as they complete phases and have vaccines available.  It is the responsibility of all vaccine providers to ensure equitable access to vaccines. This will mean taking intentional actions to reach and engage historically marginalized communities. 

As always, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is relying on you as a trusted messenger to help people make informed decisions and take action. NCDHHS has created a suite of communications materials to help you be a spot for accurate information. Please use these resources to keep your network and communities informed about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, as well as, direct them to information that will help them find local vaccination sites. Available in both English and Spanish, the materials include general information about COVID-19 vaccinations and North Carolina's ongoing rollout that can help you inform people of all ages.  

In addition, NCDHHS now has video testimonials for you to use and share.  They include:

The website, YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov, has flyers, fact sheets, and postcards in English and Spanish that we ask you to post, print, and handout in places where people visit, and share in newsletters. Check the website often for new materials. 

Thank you!