Governor Addresses Vaccine Issues

Says Virginia Will Centralize Registration

WRVA News
January 27, 2021 - 5:12 pm
Governor Ralph Northam provides an update on coronavirus efforts on March 19, 2020.  (Governor's Facebook Page)

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Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -  Coming under increasing criticism for a slow vaccine rollout, which he said was fair, Governor Ralph Northam announced several changes to hopefully improve the pace of shots.  Northam says, amid a lot of confusion of where to sign up, that the Deaprtment of Health will set up a website for people to register for vaccines.  The Northam Administration says people will NOT need to re-register if they have already used a local health district form to do so.

Northam also says improvements are being made to the state call center to handle the rush of people calling to register for shots.

The Governor, during his Covid briefing, also announced that additional shots have been found, many through re-purposing second shots, and taking some unused hospital supply.  He says allocations of shots will be split 50-50 between seniors and a group including teachers/police/fire.   Some health districts were already doing this. 

Shots are also now being allocated by population as well.

The slow rollout has become a political issue in the upcoming statewide races.