Out-of-state residents can get COVID vaccine in North Carolina

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Healthcare worker getting COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo: WWAY)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s public health department says non-residents can come into the state to get a coronavirus vaccine.

Mandy Cohen is the state’s top public health official. She says North Carolina residents do not need to get vaccinated in their county of residence.

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Cohen warns a variant of the coronavirus that circulated in Britain is “likely” already in North Carolina. But the variant has not yet been detected.

The North Carolina Nurses Association has sent a letter to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper warning of severe consequences if he continues to maintain the status quo and not impose additional restrictions.