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Wake County is reducing COVID testing and immunization services

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Wake County will begin reducing vaccination and testing services for COVID-19, according to a news release from the county health department Thursday.

County health leaders said the decision was made because of a steady decline in both cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

“By balancing capacity with demand, the county can make better use of its resources while meeting the current needs of residents and offering same-day appointments that the community can rely on,” the release reads.

Under the new schedule, 1,900 test appointments and 1,015 vaccination appointments will be available each day, the county said.

“COVID-19 is not going away, but it is on the decline due to vaccines and boosters protecting against serious infections and access to testing with short turnaround times,” said Dr. Nicole Mushonga, Wake County Associate Physician Director and Epidemiology Program Director. “We will continue to monitor transmission and metrics from the COVID community as our team continues to complete next steps related to effort reduction. Further reductions in effort, including reductions in hours or days, will take into account the appropriate timing and potential community impact. “

https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/wake-county-scaling-back-covid-testing-vaccination-services/ Wake County is reducing COVID testing and immunization services

DUSTIN JONES

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