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Gov. Northam Announces a New Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

VA Covid-19 vaccine plan

New steps to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine distribution have been announced today.

  1. Vaccination goal – goal of vaccinating 25,000 Virginians each day
  2. ‘Use it or lose it’ model – All vaccines must be used as soon as possible
  3. Dr. Avula is leading vaccination efforts
  4. Expanded priority groups – k-12 teachers & child care workers in the next priority groups after Group A
  5. Elevating the Virginia National Guard – to provide logistical support

“Getting Virginians vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to end this pandemic, rebuild our economy, and move our Commonwealth forward,” 

Gov Northam

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Groups

  • Group A – Health care personnel, long-term care facilities (500,000 people)
  • Group B – First responders, child care and K-12 teachers, front line essential workers in manufacturing, food and grocery, transit, and postal, adults age 75+ (1.2 million people)
  • Group C – Essential workers in construction, transportation, food service, utilities, etc., adults age 65+, people age 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions (4.3 million people)

For more information, please read the release here

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