Cooper says North Carolina leading in minority vaccines

Gov. Roy Cooper
Gov. Roy Cooper

Gov. Roy Cooper today said North Carolina is being called a leader in ensuring minorities are vaccinated for COVID-19 at proportional rates to white residents.
Of the 1.1 million vaccines administered so far in the state, twenty percent have gone to african americans, Cooper said.

“North Carolina is being recognized as a national leader in vaccinations,” Cooper said. “No matter what you look like or where you live, you can get vaccinated.”

Improving positivity rates are among the many “sings of hope” Cooper said are becoming more common.

Although the state has reached the goal of only a five percent positivity test, he said, masks, social distancing and other precautions should still be observed.
“This is not the time to relax,” Cooper said. “We still need to be responsible and wear a mask.”
You can watch the video here:

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