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                          Don’t Wait to Get Vaccinated

              After months of decline, COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in

         North Carolina. Most of those cases are because of the more contagious
         Delta variant—and nearly all new cases are in people who aren’t vaccinated.

              COVID-19 cases in North Carolina reached their highest levels in two
         months. That’s why the NC Department of Health and Human Services

         (NCDHHS) urges all unvaccinated North Carolinians age 12 and older to get
         a COVID-19 vaccine to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and

              COVID-19 is a serious illness. Even if you have a mild case of COVID-

         19, you may struggle with long-term effects like shortness of breath, chest

         pain, and brain fog—all of which are preventable with vaccination. Those
         who are not fully vaccinated are at greater risk for infection by the Delta

              Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and the Delta vari-

         ant. The risk of getting COVID-19 is greater than the extremely low risk of
         negative effects from vaccination. Rigorous clinical trials with thousands of

         people age 12 and over, and experience with COVID-19 vaccination among

         hundreds of millions of diverse Americans have shown that vaccines are
         safe and effective—even against the Delta variant.

              Not vaccinated? Get tested if you’re feeling sick. If you have not yet
         been vaccinated and are exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or if you

         develop COVID-like symptoms, make sure you get tested.
              Don’t wait to get vaccinated.

              Visit to find a vaccine location near you.
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