• 75°

New lineup in place for COVID-19 vaccine

Dare County continues to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers whose duties put them at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 or who are vital to the initial COVID-19 vaccine response. This is priority group 1a.

Dare’s Department of Health and Human Services expects to continue vaccinating Phase 1a for about two more weeks.

North Carolina has published a revised vaccination priority list.

Up next is titled Phase 1b: Adults 75 years or older and frontline essential workers and has three groups:

Group 1: Anyone 75 years or older regardless of medical condition or living situation. People do not have to have a chronic health condition.

Group 2: Health care and frontline essential workers who are 50 years of age or older.

Group 3: Frontline workers of any age and health care workers of any age, regardless of whether they work directly with COVID-19 patients. This phase is anticipated to begin in early January.

The CDC defines frontline essential workers as first responders (firefighters, police), education (child care, teachers, support staff), manufacturing, corrections officers, public transit, grocery store, food and agriculture, and US postal workers, states a media release.

As of Dec. 28, COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 63,571 individuals. Another update is expected Jan.5, 2021.

Hyde County Health Department advises that Phase 1b will start the week of Jan. 4, 2021. The department reports that appointments must be made. Additional information about scheduling an appointment will be posted throughout the community. On Dec. 31, Ocracoke frontline workers were receiving vaccinations.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Replacement plan for North Carolina license plates begins with new year

Body recovered along shoreline identified as missing kayaker

Business

Worker advocates seek more state aid as federal benefits expire

Crime

Thrown brick at North Carolina protest results in prison term

Crime

Child in critical condition after shooting that also injured mother

Lifestyles

Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation 5K going virtual

Business

Two employees die at eastern North Carolina plant

Crime

Police: North Carolina man shot on front porch has died

Lifestyles

Scuppernong River Festival to bring music, entertainment and more to downtown Columbia

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to seven years in prison for methamphetamine, firearm charges

Crime

Second man charged in toddler’s shooting death in North Carolina

News

UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for Kill Devil Hills man

News

Southern Shores votes to allow changes to Marketplace shopping center

News

Dare commissioners oppose rufa red knot habitat designation

Lifestyles

Applications now being accepted for Artist Support Grants

Lifestyles

Alice Kelly Memorial tournament: A fun day on the water for a good cause

News

Investigation underway into two deaths on Roanoke Island

News

Duck Town Council meets new employees

Business

Celebrate your favorites: Nominations for Coastland Gold awards closing soon

News

Redistricting hearing set in Elizabeth City

News

Weekly gas price update for North Carolina

News

Three-peat: North Carolina man scores third big lottery win from same store

Crime

Defendant involved in courtroom scuffle dies, two others injured

News

Nags Head passes resolutions, lowers beach driving speed to 15 mph

Crime

All five men wanted in fatal North Carolina shooting now in custody

News

Judge sets deadline for North Carolina to boost school funding