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Governor Cooper Reminds North Carolinians to Stay Prepared for COVID-19 Waves; More Transmissible BA.5 Variant Now Leads Cases

As key COVID-19 metrics increase in North Carolina and the U.S. due to the BA.5 variant, Governor Roy Cooper is reminding North Carolinians to stay prepared by being up to date on vaccines and boosters, having a supply of tests and seeking treatment if they test positive.

NCDHHS Invests More in At-Home COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Reinforces Surge Capacity

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is doubling down on at-home testing — establishing Community Access Points in all counties to provide free and easy COVID-19 tests for home use. Starting July 1, people will be able to find home tests at

Vaccines against COVID-19 for children

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

North Carolina will help 975,000 children access food during the summer of 2022

Eligible North Carolina children will receive additional benefits during the summer to ensure they have access to nutritious food. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue the pandemic electronic benefit transfer food assistance program through summer 2022.

NCDHHS Prepares for Vaccine Distribution for Children Under 5

Vaccines will be available in all 100 counties. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is preparing to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 5 and to ensure that families across the state have the information they need to access the vaccines they need. immunizations for their young children. Children are vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, just like everyone else.

NCDHHS to Host Live Stream Fireside Chat and Featuring Firsthand Accounts of COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Wednesday, June 1, from 6-7 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 recovery, ways to prevent and overcome long-term complications, and available treatments, and to hear firsthand accounts from North Carolinians who experienced varying severity of COVID-19 symptoms.

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Americas, countries also face the threat of seasonal flu.

Health system preparedness is key, whether in response to COVID-19, extreme weather events or influenza.

COVID-19 booster dose now available for children ages 5-11

RALEIGH — Children ages 5 to 11 can now get a COVID-19 booster dose five months after the date of their most recent dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project receives a donation from PNC

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project is proud to have received such a generous grant from the PNC Foundation to help bridge the digital divide in rural North Carolina. These electronic tools, valued at approximately $10,000, will allow our Faison educational campus to incorporate more advanced forms of learning digitally.

COVID-19 vaccination day at the Smithfield flea market

In collaboration with the Healthier Together program, El Pueblo will hold a COVID-19 vaccination day on May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Smithfield flea market in Johnston County.
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