Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Gaston Medical Partners and CaroMont
Health in Gastonia to see North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Gaston Medical Partners is a primary health care provider that will provide
100 vaccinations this week. CaroMont Health will administer over 2,000
“North Carolina is working with diverse providers across the state
to distribute shots in a fast and fair way,” Gov. Cooper said. “I
am grateful for the tireless work of our providers to get shots off shelves
and into arms.”
Over 4.7 million shots have been administered in North Carolina, and 35.5%
percent of adults have received at least one shot. Starting today, all
Group 4 members are eligible to get the vaccine. All adults in North Carolina
are eligible to get the vaccine starting on April 7.
North Carolina is focused on getting shots to all communities in the state.
Healthier Together is a new public private partnership with the NC Counts Coalition. This
partnership will build on the Department of Health and Human Services’
efforts to ensure equitable access to the vaccine for people from historically
NCDHHS has released a new report to promote fair access to vaccines,
Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Equity in North Carolina. The CDC has
recognized North Carolina as one of the top ten states for equitable vaccine distribution.
"From the moment the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered, CaroMont
Health has maintained an unwavering commitment to deliver vaccines safely,
efficiently and equitably," said Chris Peek, President and CEO for
CaroMont Health. "Over the last three months, CaroMont Health has
provided more than 50,000 doses to individuals in Gaston County and from
across the region. This incredible effort reflects our promise to always
put the care and safety of patients and our community first, no matter
the circumstances. We appreciate Governor Roy Cooper's visit to the
CaroMont Health Vaccine Clinic, but more than that, we appreciate his
efforts to recognize the thousands of healthcare professionals working
to vaccinate communities across the state."
North Carolinians can find nearby vaccine providers through the NCDHHS
Find a Vaccine Location. The COVID-19 vaccine hotline is available at 888-675-4567. Learn more
about the state’s vaccine distribution at
YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov (English) orVacunate.nc.gov (Spanish).
Photos courtesy of Khadejeh Nikouyeh with The Charlotte Observer