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Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited UNC’s large-scale vaccine site on January 20, 2021.

The UNC Friday Center continues to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited the site on January 20, 2021.

“The number one priority right now is getting this vaccine administered to North Carolinians as quickly and as equitably as possible,” Governor Cooper said. “I’m grateful for the health care providers working tirelessly to get these shots into more people’s arms and helping us get to the other side of this pandemic.”

Currently, healthcare workers with in-person patient contact, long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities (Group 1), and people 65 years of age and older (Group 2) are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Teachers and all school personnel who are currently in or returning to in-person roles at daycares, preschools and/or K-12 schools will be eligible for a vaccine as a prioritized group within Phase 3 of the vaccine distribution plan beginning Feb. 24, 2021. UNC Health continues to follow the COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidance released by the CDC and NCDHHS.

If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine, visit Get Vaccinated.

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Mammographers for the UNC Mobile Mammography Department, UNC REX Healthcare

“We took our shots because we believe that the COVID-19 vaccines will save our lives, the lives of our families and friends, and the lives of our patients!”

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“I took the shot because I want to save lives and protect my family as well as others.”

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“I took my shots for my family; my grandfather died on 4/21/2020 from COVID-19. Also, I took my shots to help END COVID!!!”

Maribel Nieves

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“I took my shot to save lives.”

Bernadette Allington

Respiratory Therapist, REX UNC Pulmonary Specialists

“I took my shot to protect us all.”

Bill Britt


“I took my shot to protect those around me, and to show family and friends it is safe to be vaccinated. We ALL want a shot at a return to normal!!!”