By WRAL staff report | March 23, 2021 at 5:11 PM EDT – Updated March 23 at 5:11 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) – North Carolina will soon change the way it distributes coronavirus vaccines across the state.
The Department of Health and Human Services plans to shift to a plan that prioritizes counties with low vaccination rates, rather than stick with the plan that distributes vaccines based on county populations.
North Carolina expects to receive about 237,560 first doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as well as 11,500 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.
But now the distribution amounts will be determined based on the percentage of residents in a county not yet vaccinated, a DHHS spokesperson said.
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