1 in 6 North Carolina adults have gotten COVID-19 booster

1 in 6 North Carolina adults have gotten COVID-19 booster

November 24, 2021 |New state data shows more than 1.3 million of the roughly 8.2 million North Carolina adults who qualify for a COVID-19 booster shot — or one in six eligible residents — have gotten the extra protection against a virus that has killed about 775,000 Americans. The information released Wednesday by the state Department of Health and Human Services also shows about one in eight kids ages 5 to 11 have gotten an initial dose. Overall, 62% of North Carolinians eligible to be vaccinated have come in for at least one shot.

HPU STUDENT RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

HPU STUDENT RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

November 29, 2021 | High Point University student Lisbeth Ramirez is being honored for her outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community engagement. Ramirez earned the network’s Community Impact Student Award, which honors one student leader at each member school. In her time at HPU, she has served the community as a Bonner Leader, an HPU program that supports local nonprofit organizations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Well Tolerated in Patients with RCC, Melanoma Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Well Tolerated in Patients with RCC, Melanoma Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

November 19, 2021 | Patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or melanoma were able to safely tolerate the COVID-19 vaccine, according to findings from a retrospective chart review presented during the 2021 SITC Annual Meeting. COVID-19 poses a significant threat to patients with cancer or receiving anticancer treatment, commented study co-author Hannah Dzimitrowicz, MD, highlighting the importance of being able to safely vaccinate this population. “In a solid tumor population at high risk for severe COVID-19 infections, vaccination is important to mitigate this risk,” said Dzimitrowicz, a medical instructor in the department of medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Fort Bragg children 5-11 can now receive COVID-19 vaccine

Fort Bragg children 5-11 can now receive COVID-19 vaccine

November 19, 2021 | Womack Army Medical Center is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Bragg clinics for children ages 5 and older. COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 began Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Joel Clinic and will be available for that age group at that clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, a news release from the medical center stated.