Vidant Health Update — Jan. 12, 2021 | Beaufort County Now | Vidant Health continues to receive weekly shipments of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as allocated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Vidant Health Update — Jan. 12, 2021

Press Release:

    Phase 1a vaccination efforts ongoing

    Vidant Health continues to receive weekly shipments of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as allocated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. As of Jan. 11, more than 5,800 team members and providers have been vaccinated. More than 2,000 team members have received both doses, completing their vaccine series.

    Phase 1b, group 1 vaccination efforts begin

    Starting Friday, Jan. 8, Vidant began vaccinating community members 75 and older in Phase 1b, group 1, as outlined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Vidant continues to identify and directly contact eligible high-risk individuals through community partnerships, as well as its patient database MyChart, in the initial launch of Phase 1b, group 1. Vidant is not currently accommodating walk-up appointments. Vidant is excited to continue partnering with state and local officials and will announce expanded access to the vaccine for eligible individuals in the near future.

    High numbers in the East

    As of Monday, Jan. 11, Vidant's system-wide census of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is 208. It remains important for our community to help flatten the curve by continuing to practice important safety habits: wear a mask, wash hands often and avoid gatherings.


  • Contact: Brian Wudkwych
  •     brian.wudkwych@vidanthealth.com

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