Central Virginia health districts open vaccinations to those in Phase 1c

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Updated: Mar. 31, 2021 at 2:59 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Health districts in Central Virginia are opening up vaccination appointments to people eligible in Phase 1c.

The Richmond and Henrico Health District said up to 7,500 people eligible in Phase 1c will get emails Wednesday from the CDC VAMS system that will allow them to log on and schedule an appointment.

Starting on April 1, Chesterfield’s Health District will move into Phase 1c.

“We are pleased to open up vaccinations to the next group of eligible residents,” said Dr. Alexander Samuel, director of CHD.  “The increasing supply of vaccines is allowing us to vaccinate more people every day and we are one step closer to herd immunity.”

The Virginia Department of Health said Phase 1c includes “those from the following industries: energy; water, wastewater, and waste removal (includes recycling removal); housing and construction; food service; transportation and logistics; institutions of higher education (faculty and staff only); finance; information technology & communication; media; legal services; public safety (including engineers); other public health workers; and barbers, stylists, and hairdressers.”

The Chickahominy Health District will also move into Phase 1c on April 1.

“As of today, according to the Virginia Department of Health, 54,380 individuals within the district have received at least one dose of vaccine, representing 34% of the entire population,” stated Dr. Tom Franck, director of the Chickahominy Health District. “We are encouraged by these numbers and by the progress made over the course of the last couple months. Between one-half and three-quarters of our highest risk population has now received a vaccine and it’s now time to open our clinics to people in Phase 1c. We could only have achieved this milestone through the tremendous efforts of our county partners and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers working in conjunction with our public health staff.”

Vaccines will still be offered to people in Phases 1a and 1b.

You can pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine, here, or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

For full Vaccine in Virginia coverage, click here.

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