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Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall

Sept. 19

  • NCDHHS 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.

    The NCDHHS social media platforms will host the livestream on FacebookTwitter and YouTube. Visit the channel of your choice to watch the event, which will begin streaming at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The event includes a tele-town hall, which invites people by phone to listen in and submit questions to help ensure everyone who is interested can participate. People can also dial into the event by calling (855) 756-7520 Ext. 81966#. Watch the recording.

Updated COVID-19 Boosters Now Available

Sept. 2

  • Updated boosters are becoming available in North Carolina, following the FDA and the CDC’s announcement this week that people 12 and older can receive an updated booster to protect against the latest COVID-19 variants. Vaccines are beginning to arrive in the state and vaccine appointments will be more widely available starting next week.

    The updated booster is referred to as a bivalent vaccine as it targets both the original coronavirus strain and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. As of mid-August, these subvariants made up nearly 90% of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina. People aged 5-11 years can still receive the original booster, but it is expected that the updated booster will be available for younger people in the coming weeks.  

    For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, testing and treatments, or to find locations to get a COVID-19 and flu vaccine, visit or contact the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center by phone at 888-675-4567.

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