Governor Roy Cooper Urges Vigilance Over the Holidays
December 29, 2020
A recent article published on WBTV, written by Caroline Hicks, titled "Gov. Cooper Urges Vigilance With the Holidays Standing Between the General Public and the Vaccine"
stated that as of Tuesday, December 22nd, 24,500 healthcare workers have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina. Every hospital in the state is working diligently to effectively vaccinate as many healthcare workers as they possibly can.
One of which, Novant Health, has a goal of vaccinating 1,000 healthcare workers per week. It is reported that Novant Health is expected to receive 1,250 doses through the Rowan County Health Department for their Rowan Medical Center. If there are any indications of possible side effects, Novant Health will be staggering vaccines for their healthcare workers so that they can still be covered, according to Dr. David Priest. "We are also trying to time things so maybe you get the second dose on a Friday and not working the weekend so you can hang at home until some of those expected effects subside," Dr. Priest says. In addition to the Pfizer vaccine, hospitals will also be receiving the Moderna vaccine.
At a press conference on Tuesday, December 22nd, Governor Roy Cooper urges people to make smart decisions over the holidays. Cooper warned that we could see an increase of coronavirus spread like the one that occurred during Thanksgiving if people disregard public health guidelines. The good news, though, is that Governor Copper announced Santa Claus is exempt from the curfew on Christmas Eve. For more information, please click on the link provided above or here: Gov. Cooper Urges Vigilance With the Holidays Standing Between the General Public and the Vaccine