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One U.S. State's Laser Focus on Data Helps Shrink Racial Vaccine Gap

North Carolina has racial data for 99.6% of people who got a shot in the state

A health-care worker puts a bandage on man after he received the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the Durham County Department of Public Health in Durham, N.C., on Jan. 8. 

A health-care worker puts a bandage on man after he received the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the Durham County Department of Public Health in Durham, N.C., on Jan. 8. 

Photographer: Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP

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North Carolina is among the best-performing U.S. states when it comes to distributing vaccines evenly among Black and White residents. That’s partly because the state is by far the best at collecting demographic data.