In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
As children across North Carolina head back to school this month, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reminds families that vaccinations are an important part of back-to-school success and overall health and well-being.
COVID-19 Vaccinations & Boosters:
A free COVID-19 vaccine is available to all who want it. Vaccination is open to everyone 6 months and older. Visit MySpot.nc.gov to find a location.
To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 5 and older. If you are eligible, you should get a booster now.
To learn more about boosters and to find a spot to take your shot, go here.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center for free at 1-888-675-4567.
COVID-19 Testing & Treatment:
It has never been easier or faster to get tested. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or think you may have COVID-19, you should get tested.
To find a testing site near you, visit ncdhhs.gov/GetTested. For an up-to-date list of no-cost community testing events, visit the No-Cost Testing Events webpage. Additionally, all North Carolinians can request a free at-home COVID-19 testing kit.
COVID-19 treatments are available and can lower your risk of hospitalization or death. But treatments must be given as soon as you feel sick and can only be prescribed by a medical professional. Have symptoms? Don't wait:
Find a test-to-treat location to get treatment started ASAP
Talk to your doctor about treatment
Or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489). The call center can help if you do not have a health care provider and is available in 150 languages.
Treatments are not a substitute for vaccination. Vaccines continue to offer the best protection against COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help prevent the spread of rabies. Starting next week, Wildlife Services will be distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons in Western North Carolina.
N.C. State Budget Director Charlie Perusse will retire Nov. 1 after serving in the role for Democratic Governors Mike Easley, Bev Perdue, and now Roy Cooper. Cooper announced on Monday that Perusse’s successor will be Deputy Budget Director Kristin Walker, who has served in her role since 2017.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m., to discuss updated COVID-19 boosters, testing and treatments, as well as the flu and monkeypox vaccines.
Public health officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illness following recent cases of West Nile virus in several parts of the state.