Information About COVID-19 Vaccines for Patients

December 14, 2020
New Hanover Regional Medical Center anticipates it will receive initial COVID-19 vaccines in mid-December 2020.

NHRMC plans to follow the COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidance released by the CDC and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Initially, COVID-19 vaccines will be made available for healthcare personnel who are at highest risk of exposure to the virus. As more vaccines become available, other groups will become eligible for vaccination.

We will learn more in the upcoming weeks when vaccines will be available for the general population, including our patients. In the meantime, please continue to follow recommended safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the CDC, everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

To learn more about vaccine distribution guidance, you can visit the N.C. DHHS website at: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines