Child care workers, educators and school personnel will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning Feb. 24
Thank you so much to our early educators who continue to be on the front line providing essential services for families. We are happy that child care providers and teachers are included in the next round of vaccines that will be available beginning Feb. 24.

We'd like to share the latest information regarding Covid-19 vaccines. We hope that having more knowledge about the vaccine will address any concerns or questions you may have. Please know we are here to support you and will continue to provide resources/updates as we receive them. Thank you again for all you do. Please share this information with your networks.

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News from Governor Cooper's Office and DHHS:
Last week, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that North Carolina will be opening vaccines to educators, school personnel, and child care workers beginning on February 24. Right now, North Carolina is vaccinating health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, and people 65 and older.

“I am grateful to all of our educators and school personnel for going above and beyond in this pandemic to care for children and help them continue to learn,” said Governor Cooper. “Starting with a smaller number of Group 3 frontline essential workers helps providers streamline vaccine distribution effectively and efficiently.”

Because vaccine supply continues to be limited and the Group 3 population of frontline essential workers is so large, the state needs to move to the next group gradually. Those working in child care and schools, such as teachers, bus and van drivers, custodial and maintenance staff, and food service workers, will be eligible first. This includes staff in child care centers and homes, Head Start Programs, Preschool and PreK programs, traditional public schools, charter schools and private schools. (See Deeper Dive for additional detail.)

Detailed information about each vaccine group is online at (English) or (Spanish).

What you should know about the vaccine:
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