Governor Cooper just announced the timetable for vaccines has moved up.
Starting Wednesday, March 3rd, all frontline workers in Group 3 will be eligible to receive vaccines.
“The state and our providers continue to work extremely hard to get people vaccinated in a way that’s fast and fair,” said Gov. Cooper. “The third vaccine and improving vaccine supply will help us get more people vaccinated more quickly. Our essential frontline workers have remained on the job throughout this pandemic and I am grateful for their work.”
The Governor also announced that Group 4 vaccinations will now begin on March 24
We’re continuing to get shots into arms in a way that’s fast and fair. Today, Gov. Cooper announced that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible to get their vaccine starting tomorrow, March 3.https://t.co/oGchdbDhwY pic.twitter.com/BXzQM5XQa9
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) March 2, 2021
NCDHHS also shared clarifications for Groups 1 and 4. The definition of long-term care in Group 1 has been updated for people with intellectual and developmental disability. Higher-risk medical conditions for Group 4 include intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down Syndrome, and neurologic conditions, such as dementia.
You can read more about all of the group classifications and the current vaccine schedule here.