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North Carolina's vaccine rate on par with neighboring states

Posted December 23, 2020 5:31 p.m. EST
Updated December 24, 2020 11:14 a.m. EST

It has been a week since North Carolina residents received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The state is providing data, giving us a better idea of who has received the shots.

Across the state, more than 24,500 people have received the first dose of the vaccine with more than 3700 here in Wake County, another 2400 in Durham and 1500 in Cumberland.

While the state's site allows users to analyze data at the county level, Bloomberg's Vaccine Tracker provides a national and global look.

The data shows, nationally, North Carolina stacks up pretty well against other states.

While a fairly small percentage of residents - .23% - have received the dose, it’s on par with many states, including neighboring Tennessee and South Carolina.

States with smaller populations like Alaska and North Dakota have the highest rates but it's important to remember they have smaller populations. They have administered far fewer doses than here in North Carolina.

Bloomberg’s tracker shows North Carolina ranks 11th for how many have been administered.

According to the state’s website, they’ll be updating their vaccine data weekly. As more doses and data become available, the Bloomberg tracker will update too.

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