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Posted on: March 19, 2021

NC Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Group 4

North Carolina continues to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to even more people. Anyone with a medical condition that puts them at high-risk of severe illness as well as people in some additional congregate living settings became eligible on March 17.

Other members of Group 4, including other non-frontline essential workers and other people in close group living settings, will be eligible starting April 7. Learn more about who is eligible for vaccination in Group 4.

Previously eligible groups – health care workers and long-term care staff and residents, people 65 and older, and frontline essential workers – will continue to be prioritized.

Over a quarter of all North Carolinians 18 and older are at least partially vaccinated and 17 percent are fully vaccinated. That means more than 1.3 million North Carolinians have been fully vaccinated.

Not sure what vaccine group you’re in? Visit You can also contact the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center toll-free at 1-888-675-4567. When it’s time to get your shot, you can find participating vaccine providers at

Visit (English) or (Spanish) for more information about the vaccines, including answers to frequently asked questions.