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From the VDH-Peninsula District
Everyone 65 years and above is a member of 1b. However, due to vaccine supply we do not have the capacity to vaccinate the 61000 people in that group. So we are scheduling those who are 75+ due to the increasing risk for infection and death with an increase in age. Until more vaccine is available, we are asking individuals 64-74 to register on the VDH website understanding that until supply increases, it may be 3-4 weeks until the 65-74 age group is contacted for an appointment.
Scheduling Portal Here
At this time York County is still not in control of any vaccine or vaccination distribution. The Senior Center has been made available to the Health Department for a vaccination clinic and Peninsula Health District officials are preparing to open the site. At this point it is not open to the general public- all vaccines are being scheduled through The PHD.
Vaccinations have been given to a significant number of health care workers as well as some public safety and other critical workers have been vaccinated or scheduled to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are also underway at several assisted living and other senior housing facilities. We expect to share announcements regarding Peninsula vaccination sites for the general public in the coming weeks.
The Peninsula localities and hospital partners are all aware of the urgency and we are lending our support and doing what we can to assist. We are trying very hard to get a better understanding of how we can bring resources to the table and make the process move along. At this time, we suggest that you continue to monitor not only the Health Department, but the county’s web site. As soon as we know anything for certain, we will report out over all of our communications platforms.
Currently, the Virginia Department of Health is scheduling individuals age 75 and older. It is also registering those who are in the 65-74 age group although it may be 3 to 4 weeks before these individuals can be scheduled. We do not yet know when Under 65 + Underlying Medical Conditions will be able to register. A lot depends on the arrival of additional doses of vaccine.
The Virginia Health Department has a link to find out where you fit in on the vaccination list.
While the vaccine supply is limited, COVID-19 vaccines will be offered in phases. People who are most likely to have severe COVID-19 illness and workers that are essential to the functioning of society will be offered the vaccine in the earlier phases.
If you have questions about the vaccination, please call your doctor’s office or pharmacy. Information is also available on the Virginia Department of Health’s website – www.vdh.virginia.gov – and through the hotline – 877-275-8343.
You can find general information on our COVID-19 Connections webpage, informational Citizen News Weekly as well as a Resource page for our Business community.
We encourage you to visit individual webpages or call the department/division directly before visiting offices to be sure that they are allowing for in person visits and/or an appointment is necessary.
An Executive Order is in place to require face coverings while inside buildings. The Order shall be effective 12:00 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, and shall remain in full force and effect until amended or rescinded by further executive order. Read the Order here