Data shown are preliminary and may change. There can be a 72-hour lag in data reported to NCDHHS.
Vaccines work. People with the updated vaccine are 18.6 times less likely to die from COVID-19. This is even the case for people with weaker immune systems, like those over 80 years old.
North Carolina’s information on people vaccinated comes from two sources:
North Carolina's COVID-19 Vaccine Management System (CVMS). This includes most pharmacies, doctors' offices, hospitals, and the like.
Federally provided data from the reporting platform "Tiberius," from providers that don't report information to the state, including Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Indian Health Service.
When possible, this dashboard displays the combination of these two data sources. However, federally provided data is sometimes not available by race, ethnicity, gender or age. As a result, some sections of this dashboard may undercount the true number of doses administered.
Dashboards are updated every Wednesday afternoon with the most recently available numbers as of that morning. County vaccination data may change once residence is verified. All data are preliminary and may change.
Information on vaccinations is confidential health information that is carefully managed to protect patient privacy. Information will not be shared except in accordance with state and federal law.
Data on age, gender, race, and ethnicity is often incomplete. We only have this data if it was reported by a vaccine provider. We try to show when data is missing but may not always be able to do so.
When we show percentages for age, gender, race or ethnicity, we base the percentages on vaccinations where we have that information. We exclude those with information missing, showing them as “Missing Data” or “Undisclosed.”
When viewing a county’s information on age, gender, race or ethnicity, some data may be suppressed to protect patient privacy. We do this if a county has a population of fewer than 500 individuals for a specific demographic group. These vaccinations would still appear in county and state totals.
For instance, here is a fictional example. If only 250 females lived in Wake County, this dashboard would not display how many females had received a COVID-19 vaccine in Wake County. The next smallest group (in this example, males) would also not be displayed, to prevent identification of the data that was not displayed for females. A message would display showing that the data was not shown for privacy. However, those vaccinations would still be included in overall county and state totals, where demographic data is not included.
If the numbers add up to less than 100%, it may be due to rounding, or missing or undisclosed data (see "missing and undisclosed data", above).
Some percentages capped at 100%: Consistent with CDC practice, NCDHHS has capped percent of population metrics at 100%. Dashboard metrics for percent of population vaccinated could exceed 100% for a few reasons, including census denominator data not including all individuals that currently reside in the county. This might happen if the county has part time residents, or if residents moved to the county after the population data was compiled.