Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

By Carol Vaughn — Virginia health officials announced Tuesday the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will not be administered until a federal investigation into a rare but serious side effect is complete. Anyone in Virginia with an upcoming appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be contacted to reschedule, according to...
By Carol Vaughn — On the Eastern Shore, 39.3% of the total population (44,000, which includes children) has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 28.3% has been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, according to Jon Richardson, Eastern Shore Health District chief operating officer. More than 75% of...
By Carol Vaughn — Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc., is one of 29 Virginia community health centers to receive funding through the American Rescue Plan to support COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination efforts. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Rep. Elaine Luria announced nearly $80 million in federal funding...
By Carol Vaughn — As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Easter, the new rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Onancock reflected on the past year, ravaged as it was by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve experienced Lent for an entire year. … So, yes, we’re ready,...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam announced an additional easing of pandemic restrictions, including on social gatherings, entertainment and wedding venues, sporting events, and commencement ceremonies, at a press briefing Wednesday. Northam said the statewide percent positivity for COVID-19 testing is now 5.6%, down from 17% in early January; he...
By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore this week moved into Phase 1c of vaccination for COVID-19. The health district announced Tuesday in a press release that, in partnership with Eastern Shore Rural Heath System, Inc., and Riverside Medical Group, the health district will begin providing vaccines to additional groups identified...
By Carol Vaughn — The Virginia Department of Health announced it now recommends indoor visitation may be permitted for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and similar health care settings except under certain circumstances. The March 10 announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated health...
Dear Editor: After a difficult year, vaccinations offer the hope of returning to “normal.” It is understandable that the limited supply of available vaccines is frustrating to many. Riverside has been the Shore’s unwavering resource for COVID-19 prevention and treatment, and now for vaccinations. Riverside has allocated significant human and financial...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms received an additional 150 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for workers at the Accomac poultry processing facility late last week, according to a spokesperson. The vaccines were made available immediately, on a voluntary basis and free of charge. The doses were continuing to be distributed early...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam during a press conference Wednesday announced some restrictions will be eased as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall and the number of Virginians vaccinated rises. “It is critical that we do this slowly and thoughtfully. We do not want to risk our progress...