Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

By Carol Vaughn — A Virginia Health Department official in a rare Saturday press briefing addressed mixed messaging coming from the federal government about COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Earlier in the week, federal officials “gave pretty clear direction” to states to extend vaccination to people ages 65-74 and younger adults with underlying...
By Carol Vaughn — Dr. Anthony Fauci in a virtual meeting with Virginia faith leaders described COVID-19’s impact on the "Black and Brown" communities as “a double whammy,” noting jobs held by  people of color often require them to be out in the community interacting in person, with the increased...
By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore Health District, along with Eastern Shore Rural Health System and Riverside, will begin giving COVID-19 vaccines to people identified as being in Phase 1B starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to a press release published Wednesday. Gov. Ralph Northam in a briefing Thursday afternoon said...
By Carol Vaughn — As of Jan. 5, 241 Accomack County residents and 120 in Northampton County had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Virginia Department of Health dashboard. Two doses are needed for full effectiveness. “The number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered that is displayed...
By Carol Vaughn — A Riverside official spoke about the COVID-19 vaccine in a virtual town hall Monday, Dec. 21. Riverside Health System received and began to distribute doses of the Pfizer vaccine in December. The first dose was administered at a Riverside facility Dec. 16. “It was a very exciting time...
By Carol Vaughn — An initial allotment of 72,150 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived Monday and Tuesday at health systems across Virginia. The vaccine was to be administered to frontline health care workers starting as early as Tuesday, according to a press release from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office. “These initial...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms sent a letter to 16 governors, including Gov. Ralph Northam, urging prioritization of meat and poultry workers in upcoming COVID-19 vaccination programs. Perdue is the nation’s fourth largest poultry producer. The Dec. 10 letter, sent to governors of states where Perdue operates facilities, urges officials to...