NC Gov. Cooper announces people 65 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)– People 65 and older will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday.

The Robeson County Health Department is now making vaccination appointments for people 65 and over. Currently, there is not enough vaccine statewide to serve all this population at once. However, over the course of time, this group will be totally vaccinated. This also means that the other phases have been moved down with no clear time frame for when they would be served.  Telephone lines are 671-3220 and 671-3216.

During the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Legislative Goals Conference, Cooper announced the state would be opening the criteria for people 65 and older on Thursday.

The criteria for people 65 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine is in addition to those who are 75 and older.

During the conference, Cooper asked local leaders to encourage health departments to use all vaccines that are allotted to them.

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