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In North Carolina, the figures are below the national average with 35.3% of the population fully vaccinated. A difference of 8% over the past month. As it stands currently, the state will surpass two-third of the adult population fully vaccinated by the middle of September.

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About 7 million people have received the single-shot vaccine in the United States. And out of those people, six have reportedly experienced cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) blood clots as of Tuesday morning. "Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare," the agencies added.

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Biden set the goal of 200 million shots administered by April 30, which is his 100th day in office.  The President is also expected to announce that 150 million doses have been put into the arms of American's since his inauguration on Jan. 20. It will put the deadline well within reach for his administration over the next three weeks. 

Mecklenburg County will open up new COVID-19 vaccine appointments through the county’s health department and StarMed Healthcare starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The new slots are for everyone eligible in Groups 1-5, including anyone over the age of 16. The new appointments run through April 12. Group 5 will become eligible starting on April 7 […]

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“It’s also a patient safety issue. If you get vaccinated, you’re much less likely to give COVID in the workplace,” said William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease specialist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The President's first press conference in the East Room comes days after COVID-19 vaccination efforts were said to be ahead of schedule. As of Wednesday, the US has administered 83.9 million initial doses of the vaccine, which is roughly a quarter of the general population. 

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The Data Safety Monitoring Board “expressed concern that AstraZeneca may have included outdated information from that trial, which may have provided an incomplete view of the efficacy data,” the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said in a statement.

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AstraZeneca said it will seek clearance in the United States “in the coming weeks,” putting it on track to the country's fourth COVID vaccine to receive emergency use authorization and joining those from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson already in use.

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Starting March 22, customers who have received at least their first shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or Johnson & Johnson's single-dose shot, are eligible for a free doughnut at stores nationwide. All you need to do is show a valid COVID-19 vaccination card.

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The vaccines made by BioNTech/Pfizer and rival Moderna use messenger RNA, or mRNA, to carry instructions into the human body for making proteins that prime it to attack a specific virus. The same principle can be applied to get the immune system to take on cancer.