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N.C. Gov. Cooper mobilizes National Guard to support in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 14:53:19-05

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that he has mobilized the state's National Guard to assist in rolling out COVID-19 vaccines.

Cooper says ensuring that vaccines are administered quickly is the state's top priority. On Tuesday, North Carolina reported over 5K cases as hospitalizations continues to rise.

Cooper is expected to provide a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday at 2 p.m.

N.C. issued their vaccine rollout plan at the end of December last year after. The plan simplified the vaccine process and still continue to first protect health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying, and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.