Richmond, Henrico to move into next phase of state vaccination plan Monday

Richmond, Henrico to move into next phase of state vaccination plan Monday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond and Henrico are set to move into the next phase of Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, according to Richmond and Henrico’s health director.

Dr. Danny Avula, who was recently put in charge of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, says Henrico and Richmond will begin Phase 1b vaccinations on Monday.

Phase 1b includes people 75 years of age or older, along with essential workers which include teachers, daycare providers, first responders, food and agricultural workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, and public transit workers. People living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps will also be part of Phase 1B.

The next phase of vaccinations is already underway in several counties in northern and western Virginia.

Henrico County Public Schools announced Monday vaccination efforts could start as soon as next week. Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras said he is in talks with the Virginia Health Department about a timeline for RPS employees.

More details on the Phase 1b vaccination plan in Henrico and Richmond are expected to be released Wednesday.

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