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Cooper Asks Feds For More Notice On Vaccine Allotment

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the state is being given too little time by the federal government to make plans for distributing Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. Hospital workers at greatest risk of exposure to the virus are starting to get vaccinated this week. President Donald Trump's administration has yet to provide the state with a specific number of doses it can expect to receive next week. Cooper said he told Vice President Mike Pence the state would like more notice so it can better plan where to send the doses. Workers at UNC Health have started getting the vaccine as the spread of COVID-19 worsens across the state.