FDA approves vaccine for use in adolescents ages 12 and older
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RICHMOND — Virginia colleges are beginning to announce mandatory fall COVID-19 vaccine policies following the state attorney general's opinion…
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced that all Virginians age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18.
Despite increasing vaccinations, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Virginia is at its highest level in three weeks heading into spring break for many school systems, and test positivity rates are rising in several Northern Virginia localities.
In order to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end, public health experts say between 75 and 80 percent of Americans will need to get the vaccine. Early on, doctors worried that Black Americans especially would hesitate to get a vaccine due to medical racism and abuse in the past. But in fact, the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy — in Virginia, anyway — are among White Republicans in rural areas.
The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District recently received 2,000 doses of the new single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has picked up speed in Virginia recently. More doses are expected to arrive in the coming weeks and a new statewide registration system is up and running. More pharmacies, including Walgreens, Walmart, Food Lion, Martin’s, Harris Teeter and Kroger are approved to begin providing shots in the coming weeks and community groups are offering to help sign people up.
Rappahannock County’s sparse population nets fewer vaccinations for residents
By the close of today, nearly one-thousand frontline healthcare workers and first responder staff in the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Heal…