North Carolina calls up Guard for Vaccinations

Northam to Discuss Vaccines Wednesday

January 05, 2021 - 3:32 pm

Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA


Raleigh, N.C. ( - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D), saying vacine administration is the top priority, has called up the Tar Heel State's National Guard to help health care providers.

North Carolina is one of many states having trouble getting vaccines out quickly.  Virginia is also working at a slow pace, with the Department of Health's own data showing just under 22% of vaccines that the Commonwealth has received have gone into arms.  The Health Department actually believes that number is larger than what is being reported, and they blame reporting lags.

Governor Ralph Northam (D) is expected to address vaccines during a Covid briefing Wednesday afternoon at 2pm.