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North Carolina to get vaccine from US government

RALEIGH, NC (AP / 77 WABC) — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Tuesday that North Carolina will soon receive nearly 85,000 doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine from the federal government.

Frontline healthcare workers at hospitals will be the first to get vaccinated, followed by other health workers and vulnerable populations, such as people with at least two comorbidities.

Mandy Cohen, secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, says North Carolina will receive a weekly allocation of vaccine doses from the federal government. Its first allotment of 84,800 doses could come as soon as December 15.

Cooper said every resident in the state will be able to receive a free vaccine, regardless of whether they have health insurance.

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