The average number of new COVID-19 cases per week in North Carolina has been on the rise, with about 4,500 new cases since last week. This comes as the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpassed one million on May 4, the highest in the world that has been recorded.
In North Carolina, 77 percent of adults are vaccinated. However, only 55 percent have at least one booster shot.
According to data from the CDC in February, the risk of dying from COVID-19 was 20 times higher for unvaccinated individuals than for those that were vaccinated and boosted.
Here's what you need to know about getting the second COVID-19 booster shot: