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COVID-19 Situation Update: June 30

Press Release:

    Daily Update:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today updated North Carolina's vaccine data on its COVID Data Tracker. The number of vaccine doses administered for North Carolina increased by 621,198 doses in addition to regularly uploaded data. Read more HERE.
  • Today, Governor Roy Cooper and NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. visited the Lumbee Homecoming vaccine site at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Read more HERE.
  • Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Cohen announced the first winners of the state's Your Shot at A Million Summer Cash Drawing and Summer Cash 4 College drawings in Raleigh on Monday. Read more HERE.
  • Bladen County, which has a vaccination rate of only 33%, is experiencing critical viral spread and increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Last week's COVID-19 County Alert System report shows the county is now red. State health officials urge people to get vaccinated now to protect themselves and the community from serious illness and virus-related hospitalization and death. Read more HERE.

    COVID-19 Vaccinations:

  • A free COVID-19 vaccine is available to all who want it. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible. Vaccination is now open to everyone 12 and older.
  • Please contact a provider to find out if you need an appointment or to confirm the type of vaccine they are providing. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people age 12 and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for adults 18 and older. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots a set number of days apart. Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine. To find a provider closest to you, use our Find My Vaccine Provider online tool.
  • For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, visit HERE or call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center for free at 1-888-675-4567.

    COVID-19 Testing:

  • Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. If you are sick, use the Check My Symptoms tool to help you determine if you need a COVID-19 test. People who are not vaccinated and do not have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also get tested, especially people from historically marginalized communities, including Latinx/Hispanic, Black/African American and American Indian Populations, who have been disproportionately affected by the virus.
  • North Carolina has upcoming testing events scheduled in multiple counties throughout the state. For an up-to-date list of events, visit the Community Testing Events webpage. Many events offer testing at no cost. For more details about a specific event, call ahead before you go for a test.
  • North Carolina COVID-19 testing is also provided at some local health departments, doctor and clinician offices, hospitals and clinics, many pharmacy sites and retail outlets, and other community locations. Some people who work in long-term care facilities and other high-risk settings may be tested through their work. You can find testing sites by using the Find My Testing Place tool online.

    ICYMI:

  • NCDHHS has expanded the number of locations providing $25 Summer Cards to offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated. Read more HERE.
  • To help Medicaid beneficiaries get the accurate information they need to make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, NCDHHS will reimburse Medicaid providers for providing counseling on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination. Read more HERE.
  • North Carolinians vaccinated by the Veterans Administration (VA) and through the Tribal Health Program are now eligible for the $4 Million Summer Cash and College Tuition drawings announced by Governor Cooper to motivate people to get vaccinated as soon as they can — and thank those who already have. Read more HERE.


  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • Ph: (919) 855-4840
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov

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