Millions of North Carolinians have rolled up their sleeve and taken their shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
During a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper noted the state’s COVID numbers remain low and stable.
Cooper says the state continues to administer the COVID-19 vaccine quickly and equitably.
As of Wednesday morning, over 3.4 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in North Carolina.
25.7% of adults at least 18 and over have had at least one shot, and 16.5% of those adults have been fully vaccinated.
Gov. Cooper is confident North Carolina will be ready to vaccinate all adults by May 1st as advised by the Biden Administration.
Despite the improving trends, Gov. Cooper says the COVID-19 variants continue to spread in the state, and residents still need to wear a mask and act responsibly.
Certain members of North Carolina’s “Group 4” became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Wednesday.
Wayne County residents eligible to receive their vaccine can visit WayneGov.com/vaccine.
According to Wednesday’s update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the state has had a total of 889,310 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
11,757 of those cases have resulted in death.