On January 12, 2022, an open letter was issued by the North Carolina Healthcare Association encouraging people to get their Covid Vaccines.

In the letter that was reviewed by multiple medical professionals including doctors and nurses, it was indicated that many hospital beds are being filled by those who have become infected with the virus and are not vaccinated, putting a strain on an already slim workforce, noting the disparity between the vaccinated and unvaccinated as being truly "heartbreaking."

Many people have been turned away for other emergencies unrelated to the virus but still need urgent medical attention, and are unable to receive care due to the hospitals being at capacity not only for beds, but ventilators as well. 

NCHA urges the community to get vaccinated so that we may put an end to this virus once and for all. 

To read the full letter, please click here.