coronavirus

Where (and when) to get your 12- to 15-year-olds vaccinated, plus advice from a pediatrician

The FDA and CDC have approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in 12- to 15-year-olds, and local healthcare providers say they’ll be able to start offering the...

Are we getting closer to a return to normal?

As mask policies loosen, vaccines are readily available, more folks are going back to work and kids are back in school, it seems “normal” is near....

Cooper lifts outdoor mask mandate, relaxes other COVID restrictions

Masks will no longer be required outdoors starting this Friday, Gov. Cooper announced Wednesday, one day after the CDC relaxed its mask recommendation for...

Why a health care company is subtweeting South End

StarMed’s transformation on Twitter from a well-mannered health care start-up to a cheeky roast machine started in February with a simple “hey...

Free beer may be the key to vaccinating Charlotte’s 20-somethings

Young adults account for most of the COVID-19 cases in Charlotte, and now the county needs to get them vaccinated. How? At a brewery, of course. Welcome to...

Walk-in appointments show vaccine supply is catching up to demand

A month ago WSOC reporter and vaccine hunter Joe Bruno likened finding an open vaccine appointment to a challenge on the Amazing Race. Thankfully, it’s...

What a pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines means in the Charlotte area

Charlotte health care providers are pausing administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccines out of an abundance of caution following guidance Tuesday from the...

Data shows Mecklenburg County lags behind in vaccinations. Here’s why

Four months into the vaccine rollout, Mecklenburg County is behind the state’s other large counties in distributing vaccines. But county officials say...

Vaccine guide: How to get your shot in Charlotte, including walk-in locations

This story was last updated at 10:33 am on Tuesday, April 20. Vaccine supply is catching up with demand as healthcare providers offer walk-in appointments. Why...

Charlotte’s COVID metrics are increasing. Is a 4th wave on the way?

Overall cases and the percentage of positive cases have increased in Charlotte over the last few weeks, suggesting a possible 4th coronavirus wave could be...

Cooper eases COVID restrictions some more. Here’s what it means for you

Governor Cooper’s new executive order will allow thousands more people into sports arenas, hundreds more into music venues, and dozens more into smaller...

CMS considers regular COVID testing for students and staff

The push to reopen schools in North Carolina has been met with a renewed focus on COVID safety and preventative measures. Why it matters: Surveillance testing...