Gov. Cooper visits large-scale vaccination site in Greenville

Published 3:07 pm Friday, March 19, 2021

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Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen on Friday visited the Vidant Health large-scale vaccination site at the Greenville Convention Center, where many Beaufort County residents have been vaccinated.

Vidant is vaccinating approximately 2,000 people per day at the site.

“North Carolina continues to get shots into people’s arms in a way that’s fast and fair,” Cooper said in a press release issued after the visit. “We’re committed to making sure that people getting this vaccine look like the make-up of our population, and outreach efforts like we’re seeing today are helping us get there.”

“Partnerships like this are vital to reaching underserved communities,” Cohen said. “Thank you to those on the ground doing the intentional work to make sure all North Carolinians can get their shot.”

12,222 Beaufort County residents had been at least partially vaccinated as of Friday afternoon.

Those 12,222 individuals account for 26% of the county’s total population. Of those people, 8,620 had been fully vaccinated, meaning they’d either received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or they’d received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Groups 1-3 and some members of Group 4 are currently eligible to be vaccinated. Click HERE to find your vaccine group. Click HERE to see a list of vaccine providers in Beaufort County.

Meanwhile, the county’s daily case counts have mostly remained in the single digits. The county’s seven-day and 21-day average case counts are both hovering around five.

As of Friday, Beaufort County’s total COVID-19 case count was 4,353. Health officials knew of 85 active cases among county residents. Four of those individuals are hospitalized, and one is on a ventilator.

The county’s COVID-19 death toll is 84, which is 1.9% of the total cases. A total of 4,184 county residents have recovered from COVID-19.