North Carolina moves to limit out-of-state access to COVID-19 vaccine

North Carolina moves to limit out-of-state access to COVID-19 vaccine
(WSOC)

North Carolina public health officials are shifting their guidance to improve access to the vaccine for North Carolinians.

The new state guidance permitted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows vaccinators to turn away people who are briefly passing through the state or are coming to North Carolina for the main purpose of getting a COVID-19 shot and then returning to another state.

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More than 27,000 people from other states have received their vaccine in North Carolina, as of last week, according to state health officials.

Non-residents can still take advantage of loopholes.

Several people living outside North Carolina took advantage of mass vaccination clinics last month in the Charlotte area.

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