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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has gotten a coronavirus vaccine. The governor visited the WakeMed Raleigh Campus and received the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday. Cooper and other elected officials are now eligible for a COVID-19 shot under new guidance the governor outlined earlier this week. The updated distribution plan makes Cooper, other elected officials and a broad group of people who are considered frontline essential workers eligible. Dr. Mandy Cohen is the state's top public health official and plans to get vaccinated this week. Johnson & Johnson vaccines have arrived in the state. Health officials say the single-dose shot is similarly effective to Pfizer and Moderna in preventing COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths.