SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #210-211 Now Available

The NC Division of Health Benefits (DHB) has recently published new Medicaid Bulletin articles pertaining to COVID-19:

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #210: NC Medicaid Omicron COVID-19 Surge

This bulletin provides updates on vaccines and ongoing flexibilities including nursing homes, home health and at-home COVID test kits. Read more

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #211: Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Dose: Minimum Age Change; Permission to Administer Five Months Post-Second Dose

The FDA amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to include use in individuals age 12 through 15 (previously approved for ages 16 and older) and also shortened the time between the second Pfizer dose and the booster shot to five months (previously recommendation was at six months after primary series) for all ages. More information


Providers are encouraged to review this information. All bulletin articles, including those related to COVID-19, are available on DHB's Medicaid Bulletin webpage.