Category Archives: Health

Survey Shows Medical Marijuana Favored By Most North Carolina Voters

Survey Shows Medical Marijuana Favored By Most North Carolina Voters

Most voters in North Carolina think medical and recreational marijuana use should be legalized in the state. That’s according to results of a WRAL News poll released Tuesday. SurveyUSA’s scientific poll found 57% of voters felt recreational use of marijuana should be legalized and 72% felt the medical use of marijuana should also be legal.…read more »

Health Officials Now Giving Second COVID-19 Booster Shot In Goldsboro

Health Officials Now Giving Second COVID-19 Booster Shot In Goldsboro

The Wayne County Health Department is now administering 4th doses, or second boosters, to individuals ages 50 or older or immunocompromised individuals. Officials say if you are in one of these groups, you may receive a second booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster…read more »

FDA Approves Second Pfizer And Moderna Booster For 50 And Up

FDA Approves Second Pfizer And Moderna Booster For 50 And Up

(AP) – U.S. regulators are allowing people 50 and older to get another booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision aims to offer extra protection to the most vulnerable in case the virus rebounds. The FDA said Tuesday that age group can seek a fourth dose at…read more »

Pollen Causing Problems For People In Wayne County

Pollen Causing Problems For People In Wayne County

(GDN) – Spring is in full effect in Wayne County and if you are experiencing sneezing and a runny nose, you’re not alone.  The National Weather Service says on a scale of low, moderate or high expect mostly high levels of pollen through the end of the month.  Officials say more people are allergic to…read more »

CDC Says COVID-19 Levels Down In Wayne County

CDC Says COVID-19 Levels Down In Wayne County

(GDN) – The Centers for Disease Control says on a scale of Low, Medium or High, Wayne County’s COVID-19 levels are Medium. That’s the latest standings in the community as of March 17, 2022. Health officials say if you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need…read more »

Safe Kids Wayne County Highlights Medicine Poisoning Emergencies In Children With National Poison Prevention Week

Safe Kids Wayne County Highlights Medicine Poisoning Emergencies In Children With National Poison Prevention Week

(GDN) – National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26, 2022.  Safe Kids Wayne County, along with the Goldsboro Police Department have scheduled two events in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week.  Operation Medicine Drop will be held on March 22, 2022 at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center from 9:00am-1:00pm and again on March 23,…read more »

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