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.
Ensuring COVID-19 vaccines are administered quickly is our top priority right now. We will use all resources and personnel needed. I’ve mobilized the NC National Guard to provide support to local health providers as we continue to increase the pace of vaccinations. - RC— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) January 5, 2021
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.