Over 30,000 North Dakotans vaccinated against COVID-19
More than 30,000 people have now been vaccinated against Covid-19 in North Dakota.
FARGO— More than 30,000 people have now been vaccinated against COVID-19 in North Dakota.
As of Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 34,977 people have been vaccinated across the state. North Dakota state immunization director Molly Howell said North Dakota is receiving 10,000 doses of the the vaccine each week.
"Well, I think we're just excited that we're getting people vaccinated and hopefully protected against against COVID-19 disease, and especially that we're vaccinating health care workers and then also our long-term care residents," Howell said.
Howell said it will still be a while before North Dakota reaches community immunity, so we need to keep wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. But reaching upwards of 30,000 vaccinations across the state is a big milestone nonetheless.
Some areas of the state plan to move to Phase 1B in the vaccine distribution plan as early as next week.
Out of the nearly 35,000 vaccinations statewide — 3,018 are second doses.