Photo courtesy of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. Taken by Jessica Silcox.
A plan has been made for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam shared details on Wednesday.
Northam hopes to have 25,000 Virginia residents vaccinated daily, according to a release from the Office of the Governor.
“Getting Virginians vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to end this pandemic, rebuild our economy, and move our Commonwealth forward,” Northam said. “By setting clear goals and appointing Dr. Avula to spearhead our vaccination program, we will have a clear vision of how this effort—the largest public vaccination campaign in modern history—is progressing. I plan to get vaccinated when my turn comes, and I encourage Virginians to do the same.”
Those working in the healthcare industry and residents of long-term care facilities are receiving the vaccine first.
Adults who are at least 75 years old and frontline essential workers are in Group B. This includes first responders, K-12 teachers and staff members, and childcare workers.
People 65 years and older, anyone at least 16 years old who has a certain medical condition or disability, and other essential workers will be in Group C.
The essential workers in this category include those serving in various industries, such as energy, water and wastewater, food service, transportation and higher education.
After Group C vaccines are distributed, doses will be provided to the general public.
Pingback: COVID-19 vaccines being provided to first responders, teachers next week | WUPW.news
Comments are closed.
© Copyright 2018 What's Up Prince William. All Rights Reserved