County vaccination data may change once residence is verified. All data are preliminary and may change.
NCDHHS applies the following rules to the COVID-19 data dashboards where data is at a county level and includes demographics data:
- Data will be stratified by county by one demographic group at a time (ethnicity, race, age group, gender).
- Population data sources, as listed in the Data Behind the Dashboards are used to find 'cell denominators' for county populations. Data for any county demographic sub-group that has a population of less than 500, will be suppressed for privacy.
- For county cell denominators that require suppression, all corresponding demographic data elements are attributed to the 'Suppressed' category. This method allows the display of actual values on the dashboards, while still suppressing which demographic sub-groups the data are attributed to.
- Additional data suppression is done for demographic sub-groups that can be discovered by subtracting row or column totals (e.g., if a County has only age group 18-24 that requires suppression, the next smallest age group by population is also suppressed).
‘Missing or Undisclosed’ may include data for people that did not provide demographic information, or where vaccine providers did not submit the demographic information. Numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Percent of population metrics are calculated using the entire North Carolina population (i.e., all ages). The state’s dashboard is the source for the most accurate and timely information for vaccine data for the state.
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 (e.g., part time residents or residents that have moved to the county since the population data source was compiled).
North Carolina’s information on people vaccinated comes from the COVID-19 Vaccine Management System (CVMS), a secure, web-based system provided for free to all who administer COVID-19 vaccinations. It helps vaccine providers know who has had a first dose of which vaccine to make sure people get the second dose of the same vaccine at the right time. It also helps people register for vaccination at the appropriate time and allows the state to manage vaccine supply.
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.
Visit Here for more information on the vaccines and vaccine distribution in North Carolina.
Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Equity in North Carolina reports the share of vaccinations in the past week going to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and American Indian or Alaskan Native populations as well as key metrics for earning trust, embedding equity in vaccine operations, and promoting accountability through data transparency. The report, updated every two weeks, also highlights best practices to promote equitable access to vaccinations. Another tool to help North Carolina reach its goal of vaccinating as many North Carolinians as quickly and fairly as possible is a map that shows census tracts in North Carolina with the highest rates of social vulnerability and the lowest rates of COVID-19 vaccination. Social vulnerability is measured by Social Vulnerability Index (SVI); the higher the score, the higher the social vulnerability. The map also includes the ability to see where COVID-19 vaccine providers and community-based organizations that have offered to support vaccine events are located.
Tabular data for the COVID-19 Vaccinations Dashboard will be updated on the Data Behind the Dashboards page.