By Outer Banks Voice on January 14, 2021
Several media outlets, including WRAL, are reporting that Governor Roy Cooper told the state’s county commissioners today that North Carolina will accept federal guidance and begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 years and older. Currently, vaccines are being administered to those 75 years and older. Additional details may be released at a 2 p.m. Jan. 14 briefing by North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen.
At a Jan. 12 briefing, Cooper was asked whether the state would adopt the new federal age vaccination guidelines, and he said that officials were examining it. He did appear to betray some annoyance, however, noting that, “One of the continuing problems we have had with the federal government is that they continue to shift their advice” about priority groups for the vaccines.