Virginia has administered nearly 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines as of Thursday. More residents are receiving vaccines, helping to drive down the state’s positivity rate to 5.7 percent. Virginia is averaging around 53,000 vaccines daily and expects that number to increase in the coming weeks. Next week, large-scale community vaccine clinics will be set up at a handful of locations with the assistance of FEMA. This will allow for several hundred to several thousand people to be vaccinated in a day. The state is also working on vaccination equitably and announced the first mass vaccination clinics would be held in Danville, Petersburg, and Portsmouth.
Target has joined vaccination efforts with CVS Pharmacy and will bring coronavirus vaccines to more than 600 stores across the country, including locations in Virginia.
President Joe Biden announced Thursday evening that he asks states to open COVID-19 vaccines to every adult by May 1, 2021. This is hopeful news for Americans who have been eager to get the vaccine and a significant step in the country’s recovery.
Vaccine supplies will continue to grow as we approach spring. Dr. Danny Avula said the state is expected to receive 188,000 first doses and around 160,000-second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine next week. By March 29, the state will receive approximately 100,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in addition to supplies from the other two manufacturers. He hopes these efforts will help meet the demand of the 1b eligibility phase by April.
If you are still waiting for the vaccine, the VDH encourages residents to verify their information and answer all of the questions (some are new) by visiting www.vaccinate.virginia.gov and selecting the red box and verify/update your record. Next, you will want to type in your reference code if you have pre-registered after the migration to the new system. If you pre-registered with your local health district, search by email or name. For individuals without a computer or access to the internet, you can call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.ase of distribution.
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