(GDN) – Nearly 50% of Wayne County’s population is now vaccinated against the coronavirus as cases continue to edge up.
According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wayne County over the past two weeks. Wayne County has recorded 329 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
Thursday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services show 66,716 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wayne County, which represents 54% of the county’s population. 60,350 people have been fully vaccinated, which is 49% of the population of Wayne County.
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots remain available through the Wayne County Health Department. Children 5-11 can now receive the Pfizer vaccine through the Wayne County Health Department. Visit WayneGov.com/vaccine to schedule a vaccination appointment.