NCDHHS to Host Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 on June 28

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Tuesday, June 28, 6–7 p.m., to discuss COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years of age.

Panelists will discuss and answer viewer and listener questions about the vaccine’s safety, vaccination locations for children ages 6 months to under 5 years old and the importance of families staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

NC Officials Identify First Case of Monkeypox in State

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first case of monkeypox virus infection in a North Carolina resident, identified by testing at the State Laboratory of Public Health. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious, viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks. 

NCDHHS to Host Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 on June 23

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Cafecito and Spanish-language tele-town hall on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years of age.

Panelists will discuss and answer viewer and listener questions about the vaccine’s safety, vaccination locations for children ages 6 months to under 5 years old, and the importance of families staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months to Under 5 Years Will Be Available June 20

Children ages 6 months and older can now receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all children who are eligible receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is available in North Carolina following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use authorization and the CDC’s recommendation.

NCDHHS Preparing for Rollout of Vaccines to Children Under 5

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for children under 5 years old and to ensure families across the state have the information they need to access vaccines for their young children. Children are vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus just like everyone else.

NCDHHS Advises Caution to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses and Death as Temperatures Rise for the Summer

Temperatures are climbing this week as summer arrives, and the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for most of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are advising North Carolinians take precautions to protect themselves and their children from heat-related illness as temperatures across the state rise and remain high throughout the summer.

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