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North Carolina moves to limit out-of-state access to vaccine

Several people living outside North Carolina took advantage of mass vaccination clinics last month in the Charlotte-area.

RALEIGH, N.C. —  North Carolina public health officials are shifting their guidance to improve access to the vaccine for North Carolinians.

The new state guidance permitted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows vaccinators to turn away people who are briefly passing through the state or are coming to North Carolina for the main purpose of getting a COVID-19 shot and then returning to another state. 

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Non-residents can still take advantage of loopholes.

Several people living outside North Carolina took advantage of mass vaccination clinics last month in the Charlotte-area.

Have a relative or friend in another state and want to know when they can get vaccinated? Visit NBC News' Plan Your Vaccine site to find out about each state's vaccine rollout plan.

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