NORTH CAROLINA, USA — North Carolina officially reached 50% of adults 18 and older fully vaccinated on Tuesday.
It's a new milestone, but the state has only seen marginal increases every day.
The number of adults with just one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine remains at 54%. State leaders would like that number to be at 70% by July 4.
Vaccination rates remain slow in North Carolina with less than 1% improvements daily. The biggest vaccination week for North Carolina was the first week of April - when vaccinations opened to all adults.
Vaccinations by the numbers:
- Total population with at least one dose: 44%
- Total population fully-vaccinated: 40%
- 12+ with at least one dose: 51%
- 12+ fully-vaccinated: 47%
- 18+ with at least one dose: 54%
- 18+ fully-vaccinated: 50%
State leaders continue to encourage North Carolinians to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as it is the best way to stay protected against the virus. Health officials recommend those who aren't fully vaccinated wear a mask, but mask-wearing is no longer a requirement in North Carolina.
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