The extended eligibility came when Virginia reached a new stage in its vaccination program, with approximately half of all adults in the Community receiving at least one dose.
All Virginia ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Sunday, April 18.
The extended eligibility comes when Virginia reaches a new stage in its vaccination program, with approximately half of all adults in the Community receiving at least one dose.
Calling it an “exciting new phase” of the vaccination program in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northham shared a new video message encouraging Virginia citizens seeking vaccination opportunities to call the state call center or use the new Virginia vaccination website to find vaccine suppliers.
Northam says: “If you are over 16 and want to get a safe, effective and free vaccine, please make a plan for your shot. The more people get vaccinated, the sooner we can end this pandemic and return to our normal lives. “He notes that it may take several weeks to arrange meetings for everyone.
With this transition to phase 2, appointments will still be needed for most vaccinations.
From Sunday, Virginia citizens will be able to find and schedule appointments directly through the Virginia Vaccination System by visiting the vaccine.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call call 711).
Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for teenagers aged 16 and 17 years. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for ages 18 and up.
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