Pressure mounting to speed up COVID-19 rollout in both North and South Carolina

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  • January 18, 2021
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The pressure is mounting to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Now in North Carolina, anyone 65 and older can get vaccinated. Across state lines in South Carolina, officials are not moving in the direction the federal government recommends, sticking to people 70 and older.

And while the goal is to get as many people as possible vaccinated, it seems there isn’t a large enough supply of the vaccine.

“It’s the number one priority of the state of North Carolina to get vaccines administered to people as quickly and equitably as possible,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper previously said.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the vaccine process is “not moving fast enough.”

Even with that urgency, some local county health departments and hospital systems in both Carolinas are struggling to meet the demand, now met with a growing group of people eligible to get vaccinated.

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/pressure-mounting-to-speed-up-covid-19-roll-out/275-fea42486-36ad-4b7a-8139-a6f30d3ab4c8


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