Medically at-risk North Carolinians can get third COVID shot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say medically vulnerable residents with certain health conditions can get an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Some in the state have already gotten a third Pfizer or Moderna shot after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it last week.

Data from the state Department of Health and Human Services shows COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the share of tests coming back positive at their worst levels in more than six months.

Lack of demand for vaccines has contributed to tens of thousands of doses being thrown out.

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