"If you've already posted your vaccine card or information on social media, go back and take a look. You may want to take that picture down or block the images," said cybersecurity expert and Fortalice Solutions CEO Theresa Payton on WBT. Secondly, warn your friends and family.
Petty, 83, joins the list of older celebrities who have spoken out about their decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including Dolly Parton, Martha Stewart and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. More than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S. as of Tuesday (3/16).
A base of over 1,200 adults were surveyed last week, and out of that group 49% of GOP men said they wouldn't get a shot. While approximately 30 percent of Americans overall said they do not plan on getting vaccinated. The other half of the Republican men said they would get the vaccine or had already got it.
The rest of the Group 4, which includes a portion of essential workers, will become eligible April 7. “This move to Group 4 is good news,” said Cooper. “I know there are many efforts across the state getting vaccines to people as quickly and fairly as possible and I want our providers to know that their work is making all the difference.”
The single shot vaccine was given emergency use authorization by the FDA last week and will provide the federal government with 100 million doses until the end of May. J&J's product is said to be less effective at 62% compared to the two-shot variety manufactured by Pfizer.
If you've ever consumed 100 cigarettes in your lifetime, you too can get vaccinated, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. As part of Group 4, if you are a smoker (current or former), you'll be able to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning on March 24.
Biden originally said there would be enough vaccine supply on-hand to inoculate the entire adult population by the end of July. "Through partnership with vaccine manufacturers and our efforts to ramp up its production, we will now have enough vaccine supply by the end of May," a statement by the administration said.
The Pfizer vaccine was 92% effective at preventing severe disease after two shots and 62% after one. It rivals Johnson & Johnson's one-shot variety of the vaccine which is said to be 66% effective at preventing the virus or its complications. What makes Pfizer's unique is the effectiveness for preventing death was 72% two to three weeks after the first shot, a rate that may improve as immunity builds over time.
A powerful winter storm leaving Texas in the dark and millions without food or water is having an impact on the distribution of Coronavirus vaccines this week. Over 6 million doses are now delayed due to hazardous conditions with many people scrambling to reschedule appointments or wait longer than expected, according to the White House Friday.
Data shows that roughly 3 percent of people living out-of-state were inoculated over the past six weeks, receiving the initial doses of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer or Moderna. Over 1.38 million Coronavirus vaccines have been administered in North Carolina to healthcare workers and those at least 65 years old.