We’re not out of the woods yet, and Wayne County leaders continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
At Tuesday’s county board meeting, Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt says they’re willing to come out to vaccinate groups of 24 persons or more.
Commissioner Freeman Hardison says vaccine hesitancy appears to have struck Wayne County.
Hardison says the hospital has seen a decrease in the number of people coming in to get shots.
Both Hardison and Honeycutt encouraged all residents 16 and up to register to get inoculated.
To get registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the Wayne County Health Department, visit WayneGov.com/vaccine.
According to Tuesday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 11,045 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in Wayne County.
245 of those cases have resulted in death.
As of Tuesday, NCDHHS is reporting 28,647 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wayne County while 24,276 people have been fully vaccinated.