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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of 18 who has received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine receive a booster six months after their second dose to help strengthen and extend protections against COVID- 19. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the enhancers for such use today.
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.