• NCDHHS Hires First Chief Health Equity Officer

    Chief Health Equity Officer

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the hiring of Victor Armstrong as the Department’s first-ever Chief Health Equity Officer. NCDHHS created the position as well as the Office of Health Equity to lead its focus to advance health equity and reduce disparities in opportunity and outcomes for historically […]

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  • FDA fully approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine


    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization […]

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