Raleigh, North Carolina – Frontline workers in ‘essential’ industries will be eligible to be vaccinated against the coronavirus starting Wednesday, and those with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of viruses will be eligible in three weeks, Governor Roy Cooper said on Tuesday.
Different counties will still be able to make their own decision based on local supply and demand as to who will get the vaccine and when.
State officials announced last month that essential frontline workers could start receiving the vaccine on March 10.
“Our essential frontline workers have stayed at work throughout this pandemic, and I am grateful for their work,” Cooper said during a news conference.
No timetable had previously been set for people with health problems, but he said they could start signing up for …
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