RALEIGH — Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This year, with COVID-19 still spreading in our communities, it’s critically important to…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the America First Vaccine Act, legislation that will ensure that Americans will be the first to receive any COVID-19 vaccine that was developed by an American company with the support of U.S. taxpayer dollars. Specifically, the legislation will prevent a manufacturer of a vaccine that was developed with the support of federal funding from distributing a…

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RALEIGH — The United States Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s waiver request to issue automatic replacement benefits to people who receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) in 11 North Carolina counties impacted by Hurricane Isaias. The NC Department of Health and Human Services applied for an automatic mass replacement waiver after Hurricane Isaias made landfall and caused power outages…

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To better protect communities, lawmakers urge health agencies to utilize more technologically advanced systems to increase accuracy and efficiency in tracking coronavirus infections and potential infectious disease outbreaks WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a group of bipartisan senators called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced a $46,909,763 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for local housing authorities across North Carolina in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was supported by Senator Tillis.   “North Carolina’s housing authorities have been severely affected by the…

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