Nearly 1 million booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines given in NC, officials say

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — State public health officials say nearly 1 million booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been given across North Carolina.

Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Catie Armstrong said Tuesday that the total of boosters and additional doses administered as of Monday is 975,978.

She says that includes third doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines given since Aug. 13 and the second doses of Johnson & Johnson since Oct. 21.

The disclosure came a day after CBS 17 News reported that the count of boosters given was not included in the total number of doses listed on the state’s data dashboard.

The booster count has not been posted on the state’s data dashboard because Armstrong says the agency is “aligning our reporting logic in (the COVID-19 Vaccine Management System) with the CDC’s and their requirements about reporting booster doses.”

CBS 17’s Joedy McCreary has been tracking COVID-19 figures since March 2020, compiling data from federal, state, and local sources to deliver a clear snapshot of what the coronavirus situation looks like now and what it could look like in the future.

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