Raleigh, North Carolina – More people in North Carolina are receiving COVID-19 vaccines as the state continues to give the green light to more providers to meet increased demand. Additionally, the state is experiencing a large increase in the doses shipped here.
Some figures from the state’s vaccine allocation report:
- North Carolina is experiencing a 23% increase in the new first doses assigned by the federal government.
- New data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows that 2.3 million people have received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through state-registered providers.
Coronavirus Vaccines in North Carolina
- Last week, the state received 162,875 new first doses.
- Wake County has grown from 11 to 27 vaccine providers.
- Durham County has grown from 6 to 11 providers of the vaccine.
- Over the next three weeks (the weeks of February 22, March 3, March 10), the state expects to receive 200,120 new first doses from the federal government.
Many counties have seen a large turnout in vaccine clinics held in schools and event centers. Earlier this month, a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at West Johnston High School reached capacity just 10 minutes after it opened.
Due to inclement weather last week, many providers will receive last week’s assignments in addition to their assignment for this week between February 22 and 24.