North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., and NCDHHS Division of Public Health Pharmacist Amanda Fuller Moore, Pharm.D, will be available today at 2 p.m. for a dial-in press availability on COVID-19.
Regarding the CDC and FDA's joint statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, NCDHHS has released the following statement:
"Our primary concern is the health and safety of all North Carolinians. Out of an abundance of caution, we are following the recommendations of the FDA and CDC and have paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until we learn more. The safety system in place is working as it should. If you have an appointment for Pfizer or Moderna, please go to your appointment as planned. If you have an appointment for Johnson & Johnson, your appointment will be re-scheduled."
Please see below for details on how to join the call. A live stream video feed will be available from a pool camera. In order to maintain social distancing guidelines and further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the media room at the State Emergency Operations Center will not be open for media to attend in person.
COVID-19 Press Availability
NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D.
DPH Pharmacist Amanda Fuller Moore, Pharm.D.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
If you would like to view the press availability, the live stream will be online HERE
. Web stream in English and Spanish.
Reporters can register to dial in HERE
Resources for News Ticker/Crawler:
- Enter your name and news organization
- The line will open at 1:45 p.m.
- After remarks conclude, the Q&A will begin
- Press 1 to be put in the queue to ask a question
- If you are called on to ask a question and have a follow up, please press 5 during or immediately following the answer
Phone numbers available to the public needing support HERE
- NC Department of Health and Human Services
- 2001 Mail Service Center
- Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
- Ph: (919) 855-4840