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1 in 6 North Carolina adults have gotten COVID-19 booster


New data released by state health officials shows roughly one in six eligible North Carolinians have gotten a COVID-19 booster shot. The state Department of Health and Human Services is urging all adults to come in for an extra shot ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Recently approved kid-sized doses for children ages 5 to 11 have been administered thus far to about 1 in 8 kids in the age group. Recent state data shows unvaccinated individuals are more than five times as likely to get the virus and 25 times likelier to die from it compared to vaccinated people.