North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley will get the annual flu vaccine, as well as the fall COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, which Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed at "Get Your Flu Shot Day." Secretary Kinsley will get both vaccines at 2:30 p.m. at a CVS Pharmacy in Raleigh.
Health officials recommend everyone 6 months and older get their annual flu shot, ideally before the end of October. Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent getting the virus or to have milder symptoms if you do get it.
COVID-19 vaccines are proven to reduce the severity of the illness and prevent death and reduce your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID. If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 2 months, get the fall COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself this fall and winter. Because the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, the updated COVID-19 vaccine is designed to match the changed virus and help protect people from serious illness, hospitalization and death. The updated COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
North Carolinians can get the vaccines at the same time. More information available HERE.
The Secretary will receive the CSL Seqirus flu shot, which is made and manufactured in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
What: NCHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley to receive annual flu and COVID-19 vaccines.
When: Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
2:30 p.m. (media should arrive at 2:15 p.m. to set up)
Where: CVS Pharmacy
3001 Hillsborough St., Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Media: Secretary Kinsley and CVS Pharmacy Regional Director and Pharmacist Gaurang Trivedi will hold a brief media availability after receiving the vaccines. Members of the press may RSVP to this event by email at email@example.com .