The next phase for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is about to begin in Virginia.
Earlier this week, Governor Ralph Northam shared details about the vaccine plan.
Eleven health districts across the Commonwealth will start providing COVID-19 vaccines to Group B next week, an announcement the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) made on Friday.
The Prince William Health District is among those that will begin giving the doses, according to a release from the VDH.
“This is an important step that will provide increased flexibility to health districts across the Commonwealth,” COVID Vaccine Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula said in a release. “The Governor has made it very clear that the state should not be holding anyone back — if health districts are ready and able to begin Phase 1b vaccinations, they must be able to do so.”
Adults who are at least 75 years old and frontline essential workers – including first responders, K-12 teachers and staff members, and childcare workers – are in Group B.
Health districts will let community members know when they begin this phase. It will be posted on the VDH’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage, as well.
Vaccinating those in Group B is expected to take from several weeks to months.
Scheduling to receive COVID-19 vaccines depends on the supply.
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