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RALEIGH — To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMINARTY) vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeing a sharp increase in COVID-19 clusters among school sports teams. For the period between July 1 and Sept. 2, 2021, clusters among school sports teams accounted for 45% of all clusters in North Carolina middle and high schools, despite most school sports activities not beginning until August as schools began the fall semester. School sports teams are urged to follow NCDHHS guidance for youth sports. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Half of North Carolina’s adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to 16-18 year old students (with parental consent) on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Richmond County Health Department through a drive-through clinic. 

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RALEIGH — Nearly two-thirds of North Carolinians worry about harmful side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, even as a growing majority say they’ll take it to get back to normal life.

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ROCKINGHAM — For Richmond County residents who plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine but don’t want to wait a month between doses, the Health Department is offering an alternative.

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ROCKINGHAM — The first COVID-19 vaccine has now been given emergency use authorization by the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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PEMBROKE — After spending the last two summers with engineers at one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, David Green can attest to the saying, "not all learning takes place in the classroom."

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