Raleigh, N.C. — More people in North Carolina are getting COVID-19 vaccines as the state continues to greenlight more providers to meet an increase in demand. In addition, the state is seeing a big uptick in doses shipped here.
Some figures from the state’s vaccine allocation report:
- North Carolina is seeing a 23% increase in new first doses allocated from the federal government.
- New data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows 2.3 million people have received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the state’s enrolled providers.
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- Last week, the state received 162,875 new first doses.
- Wake County has jumped from 11 to 27 providers of the vaccine.
- Durham County has gone from 6 to 11 providers of the vaccine.
- For the next three weeks (the weeks of February 22, March 3, March 10), the state is expecting to receive 200,120 new first doses from the federal government.
Many counties have seen big turnouts at vaccine clinics held at schools and event centers. Earlier this month, a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic at West Johnston High School reached capacity just 10 minutes after it opened.
Because of inclement weather last week, many providers will be receiving the allocations from last week in addition to their allocation for this week between February 22 and February 24.