Updated COVID-19 Booster Becoming Available for Kids 5-11

October 13, 2022 – North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

Everyone 5 and older can now receive the updated COVID-19 booster, specifically made to protect against the latest COVID-19 variants. The new booster is available for kids 5 to 11 in North Carolina following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation.

The updated booster is referred to as a bivalent vaccine, as it targets both the original coronavirus strain and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants. As of mid-September, these variants made up approximately 80% of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina. Everyone 5 and older should get the updated COVID-19 booster two months after they finish their primary series or any booster dose.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, testing and treatments, or to find locations to get a COVID-19 and flu vaccine, visit MySpot.nc.gov or contact the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center by phone at 888-675-4567.

FDA EUA & CDC Recommendation: Pfizer 6m-4y and Moderna 6m-5y

The following update information concerning vaccine rollout in North Carolina was provided by Ryan Jury, RN, MBA, COVID-19 Vaccine Program Director, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:

  1. State Provider Communication sent on Tuesday, June 21st.
  2. State Press Release from Saturday
  3. The provider/community toolkit will be released in the coming days.
  4. The Statewide Standing Order FDA EUA Pfizer 6m-4y and Moderna 6m-5y are now published online and available.
  5. Please read and review the Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers:

March 23rd Lunch & Learn Webinar: COVID Vaccine Planning & Resources

March Lunch & Learn Webinar
Arm Yourself: COVID Vaccine Planning & Resources

Tuesday, March 23rd | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

This program will provide an overview of key considerations in planning a COVID-19 vaccine administration program in a medical practice and will touch on some available resources that can be accessed to prepare. Topics covered will include:

  • Planning and organizing the effort
  • Selecting and training staff to administer vaccine
  • Administration of the vaccine and documenting immunizations
  • Planning for contingencies
  • Addressing HIPAA compliance issues

Webinar Speaker

Bill Shenton
Partner, Poyner Spruill

Bill Shenton is a partner in the Raleigh office of Poyner Spruill. During the course of his law practice, he has represented the NC DHHS for over forty years; and in private practice, has represented and advised health care providers and organizations in civil and administrative litigation, and on various regulatory compliance issues.


This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! After you register, you will receive an email confirmation and an email reminder with webinar login instructions.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.


For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

March 12th Vaccine Clinic Panel Discussion Webinar Recording Available

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Webinar Recording Now Available

On Friday, March 12th, NCMGMA’s Advocacy Committee presented a 30-minute panel discussion with fellow NCMGMA administrators as they shared their practice’s path through COVID-19 vaccine application and distribution. Thank you to everyone who signed up and joined us for this informative webinar. A very special thank you to Melissa White and Matt Johnson for participating in the panel discussion, and Jacob Rodman for moderating.

Access the webinar recording at the button below. The passcode is &V52xRyi.
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