North Carolina remains near bottom in COVID-19 vaccinations

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Less than half of North Carolinians eligible for a COVID-19 shot are fully vaccinated, even though there are more than 2.1 million doses waiting on shelves for residents to take.

Less than 118,000 residents came in for a first dose in the two weeks since the state announced four $1 million prizes would be given out to vaccinated adult.

North Carolina ranks 12th worst in the nation for number of vaccines administered per capita.

It is second worst among states with a Democratic governor.

Those lagging numbers were the context under which President Joe Biden visited Raleigh on Thursday to urge North Carolinians to come in for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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