North Carolina has announced an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility.
The rest of Group 4 became eligible March 31. This includes additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories. Essential workers include frontline workers and workers who do not have to be in-person for work in an expanded range of sectors such as construction, energy, financial services and public works. A complete list is available here. All North Carolinians age 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning on April 7.
The accelerated timeline will allow the state to double down on its “fast and fair” approach to getting shots into arms. Healthier Together, a new public private partnership with the NC Counts Coalition, will help increase the number of individuals from historically marginalized populations that receive COVID-19 vaccinations and provide a foundation for a longer-term framework for health equity.
When it’s your spot to get your shot, you can find participating vaccine providers at MySpot.nc.gov. Previously eligible groups – health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, people 65 and older, frontline essential workers, and higher risk people – will continue to be prioritized.
Not sure what vaccine group you’re in? Visit FindMyGroup.nc.gov and sign up to receive vaccine updates. You can also contact the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center toll-free at 1-888-675-4567.