Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Wake County Public Health is preparing to offer updated COVID-19 boosters for use in children 6 months and older. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent vaccine shipments have arrived. Wake County plans to begin allowing parents to schedule their children’s booster appointments on the morning of Friday, Dec. 16.
Emerging data suggests that some people with moderate to severe immune systems do not always develop the same level of immunity compared to people who are not immunosuppressed. CDC recommendations ensure that everyone, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, gets the best possible protection through vaccination.
At your first vaccination appointment, you should get a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card that has what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. Keep this card safe and take a picture...
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.