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Vaccine supplies at UNC Health are very limited. We are aware of the concern this is causing and are working hard to administer as many vaccines as possible. Please note that limited vaccine supply will not affect our ability to provide a second dose if you have already received your first dose. Learn more.

Frontline healthcare workers began receiving vaccines on Dec. 17, 2020.

UNC Health Southeastern administered the first COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers on Thursday, Dec. 17. Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Obiefuna Okoye was the first to receive the vaccine. Among the firsts were Respiratory Therapist Mandy Locklear, COVID Unit Nurse Merita Bullock, and MedCare Ambulance Supervisor Mike Pate.