JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow Memorial Hospital announced at 10 a.m. on Thursday that it had received 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Officials said employees are being given the option to get the vaccine. The vaccine will be administered to keep healthcare workers safe as they care for patients at the hospital with COVID-19.
Health officials said, “At this time, the vaccine is voluntary for all employees and will be distributed in accordance with current guidance. Please note that federal and state guidelines have not authorized the vaccine for administration to the general public at this time. We will begin administering the vaccines to employees tomorrow (12/18).”
Currently, Onslow County is not scheduled to receive the Moderna vaccine.