Press Releases

North Carolina Sees Dramatic Drop in Spread of Flu, Other Respiratory Illnesses Thanks to Preventative Practices to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Friday, February 5, 2021

North Carolinians have protected themselves and their loved ones from the flu along with COVID-19 by taking preventative measures such as wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from people who do not live with them, and frequently washing their hands or using hand sanitizer.

County Demographic Data for Vaccines Administered Now Available on North Carolina Vaccine Data Dashboard

Friday, February 5, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has added new county demographic data for COVID-19 vaccinations to the vaccine data dashboard. Data on people who have received the first dose or both the first and second dose of the vaccine are available by race, ethnicity, gender and age group and can be filtered by county.

NC COVID-19 Data Dashboard Update Includes Delayed Reports from Urgent Care Tests; Cases Still Trending Downward

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that today’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard includes a large number of cases from tests performed at FastMed Urgent Care clinics during December 2020 and January 2021 that had not been previously reported to NCDHHS.

New Tools Help North Carolinians Get Vaccine Information

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new tools to help North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered and to find vaccine locations in the state.

North Carolina Administers More Than 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Monday, February 1, 2021

North Carolina surpassed the 1 million mark of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across the state last Friday. This milestone capped a week when the state’s vaccine providers administered more than 99% of first doses.

North Carolina Ranks 6th in the Nation for Total Doses of Vaccine Administered

Friday, January 29, 2021

On January 27, North Carolina reported administering 99% of its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and as of this morning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the state as 6th in the nation for total doses administered, 12th for first doses administered per 100,000 people, and 17th for total doses administered per 100,000 people.

NCDHHS Continues COVID-19 Support Services, Community Health Worker Programs into 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will continue two programs that help North Carolinians access services such as relief payments, access to primary medical care, diagnostic testing, food and additional supports during the pandemic.

NCDHHS Awarded Grant to Prepare for 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 State Planning Grant through Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). This grant, totaling $129,555, provides support to begin implementing the Lifeline’s new 988 number.

NCDHHS Adds New Data to Vaccine Dashboard

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information about vaccine doses promised to and received by the state. Users also will be able to see the percent of doses received that have been administered.

NCDHHS Launches “Find My Vaccine Group” to Help North Carolinians Know When They Have a Spot to Take Their Shot

Monday, January 25, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool to help North Carolinians know when they will be eligible to get their vaccine. Find My Vaccine Group walks users through a series of questions to determine which vaccine group they are in. People can then sign up to be notified when their group can get vaccinated.