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Vaccine distribution continues in ND

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Over the last week, 23,355 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to North Dakota.

According to the state health department’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 214,480 total doses have been received. But 224,184 total doses have been administered.

Immunization program manager Molly Howell has said this discrepancy is due to “official” doses of vaccine in each vial being conservative estimates; more doses can usually be found in many vials.

As of today, just over 133,000 North Dakotans have received their first dose of vaccine. This amounts to 18.2 percent of the state’s eligible population. Nearly 74,500 eligible residents have received two doses of vaccine – this amounts to 10.2 percent of the population.

A third vaccine by Johnson and Johnson, which only requires one dose, will begin being delivered to states this week.

There are currently 405 enrolled provider sites approved to distribute vaccine statewide.

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