Tuesday April 13, 2021

Cabarrus This Week: All NC adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

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  • All NC adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

  • Make your Medicaid provider decisions by May 14
  • On target: Archery range construction continues
  • Finders Keepers: Cabarrus parks host a hunt for fun
  • COVID-19 resources

All NC adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

North Carolinians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The accelerated timeline allows the state to double down on its “fast and fair” approach to getting shots into arms.

NC is Healthier Together

Healthier Together, a new public-private partnership with the NC Counts Coalition, will help increase the number of individuals from historically marginalized populations that receive COVID-19 vaccinations and provide a foundation for a longer-term framework for health equity.

Healthier Together will implement strategies to increase access to vaccines to historically marginalized populations by conducting outreach and education efforts, coordinating local vaccine events at trusted and accessible locations, helping people schedule and get to vaccine appointments, providing on-site translation services, and helping ensure people get to second dose appointments.

Cabarrus Health Alliance Vaccinations

As vaccines are made available, qualified individuals can schedule an appointment at www.cabarrushealth.org/vaccineclinics.

Support small business: Get your COVID-19 vaccine

Small businesses have been especially affected by COVID-19 and are asking for your support to take your shot and help get North Carolina's economy past this pandemic.

Make your Medicaid provider decisions by May 14

North Carolina Department of Human Health and Services launched statewide open enrollment on March 15 for NC Medicaid Managed Care.

Enrollment packets were mailed by the state in late February and early March to all active Medicaid beneficiaries in the Mandatory category. This includes most Family & Children’s Medicaid, NC Health Choice, Pregnant Women, and Non-Medicare Aged, Blind, Disabled (which includes beneficiaries residing in Adult Care Homes).

Visit ncmedicaidplans.gov for tools and information to help choose primary care providers and a health plan for family care. Enrollment brokers are also available to assist by phone at 833-870-5500.

Open enrollment ends on May 14, 2021. If a plan isn’t selected, one will be assigned by NC Medicaid. Managed Care begins on July 1, 2021.

On target: Archery range construction continues

Active Living and Parks is in the process of building a new archery range at Camp T.N. Spencer Park. Senior Park Ranger Luke Robinson shares more on this project.

Finders Keepers: Cabarrus parks host a hunt for fun

A new hide-and-find program puts adventure in every Cabarrus County park visit. Park Manager Joshua Coffman shares more about how you can find the fun and post to win.


Have you been fully vaccinated? 

Remember, you are not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after your single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). 

Residents (including those who have received their first and second vaccine) are encouraged to continue practicing the 3W's:
• Wear a mask
• Wait 6 feet apart
• Wash your hands often

To learn about all the recommendations for those that are fully vaccinated, visit the CDC's vaccination site. Following the NC Department of Health and Human Services phased rollout plan of prioritized vaccinations groups, health officials expanded clinic operations to include night hours and one additional clinic. 

Frontline essential workers in Group 3 and everyone in Group 4 are now eligible for vaccination. (See Deeper Dive for additional detail

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