State officials are working on a new vaccine distribution plan that would favor localities with higher rates of elderly residents, especially African American and Latino elderly, who are among the most vulnerable to infections and poor outcomes from the virus.
The hotline, 877-VAX-IN-VA, or 877-829-4682, came a day after Tuesday's launch of vaccinate.Virginia.gov, a centralized preregistration system that allows people to express interest in getting the shots and gives vaccinators the ability to strategically invite the oldest and most frail to their clinics.
The Virginia Department of Health has launched a centralized preregistration system for COVID-19 vaccinations but warned that with millions of…
The state is receiving 130,000 doses a week, plus CVS is getting 26,000 doses. Additional doses are going to federal employees and veterans. Supplies are expected to increase in March.
The vaccination clinic, organized by the health department, marked the first targeted event offered for people without housing in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts.
By the time the Virginia Department of Health on Tuesday told people they could register for vaccines with CVS, all of the appointments had be…
Cases of COVID-19 surged rapidly following the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. While levels are still high, the disease appears to be slowing across the state and in the Roanoke and New River valleys.
The health districts are hosting three weekly clinics: Tuesdays and Thursday are reserved for health care workers, police, firefighters and teachers, with a few older residents sprinkled into open appointments, while Wednesdays are reserved for residents 65 and older.
Health officials warned residents to be wary of scammers claiming to offer vaccine appointments.
In total, 6,000 people will be vaccinated by the end of the weekend through mass vaccination events in the Roanoke Valley.
Carilion on Wednesday morning announced COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents 65 and older. All slots were full by noon.
A pipeline is opening for select individuals to get COVID-19 shots in the Roanoke Valley, but doses are still limited.
From the moment Dr. Cynthia Morrow’s mother heard that older people were eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the Roanoke Valley, she’s lob…
A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held Jan. 22 for 2,000 Roanoke Valley teachers as schools shut down to allow them to get their first doses.
While the health department reports that it has distributed 773,825 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, it does not show who received the vials.
Local health departments were swamped Monday with calls from people wanting to get in line for COVID-19 vaccines, but supply is still limited.
Health officials ask for patience as the vaccination campaign expands to more people as doses are still limited.
The school board voted to immediately begin winter sports practices. District staff will continue to make recommendations in the coming days and weeks related to competitions.
Health officials continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers in the first wave of the rollout, but not all have agreed to get the shots.
A second, larger shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts for first responders and health care workers.
In her weekly press briefing, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, said the first wave of vaccinations aimed at frontline health care workers has been unfolding smoothly.
The director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts said Tuesday that plans are underway to make sure the right people at the right time get COVID-19 vaccinations.
On Nov. 1, the seven-day moving average in Virginia for hospital patients with the virus was just above 1,000. By mid-month it has climbed to 1,250, and within 10 days it stood at 1,516. That was Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, the day when all across the state and country people ignored public health warnings and traveled to spend the holiday with families.
As COVID-19 case counts increase, Gov. Ralph Northam said he favors a marketing campaign in Southwest Virginia to encourage people to wear masks and keep their distance over imposing restrictions.