Vaccine in Virginia

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More than 1.4 million people received first vaccine dose | Over 760k fully vaccinated

Doctors notice COVID-19 vaccine causing concerning signs in mammograms

Vaccination clinics to be held at VSU’s Multi-Purpose Center

  Richmond-Henrico Health District will transition to vaccinating rest of group 1B this month

New Kent County to hold weekly vaccine clinics

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is here, and it’s effective. But Virginia health officials worry some won’t take it.

12,000 pre-registered seniors expected to be vaccinated during large-scale events

  Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Virginia

  The Virginia National Guard is joining efforts to help vaccinate people in the state

  Richmond-Henrico Health District to receive 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week; State expecting 69k doses

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  Richmond-Henrico Health District to receive 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week; State expecting 69k doses

  Chesterfield health director addresses COVID-19 vaccine concerns

  Significant number of vaccine call-backs are going unanswered. Will you lose your place on the waitlist?

Updated Va. vaccine allotment to include Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine

Henrico County to host mass vaccine clinic this weekend

UVA Health experts say Johnson & Johnson vaccine logistically efficient

FBI warns against COVID-19 vaccine scams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal agencies are warning people to watch out for COVID-19 vaccine scams.

  New mass vaccine clinic will be coming to Richmond’s Southside

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts provided a virtual update this morning announcing the plans.

Doctor explains what you can and can’t do after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

An infectious disease doctor with UVA says there are still misconceptions surrounding how the COVID-19 vaccines work because the science is not yet settled, but recent data suggests these medicines can be the key to ending the pandemic.

  VCU infectious disease expert says US could achieve herd immunity by summer

VCU researchers say falling COVID-19 cases being observed nationwide suggests that herd immunity could come sooner than expected.

  Gov. Northam announces changes to coronavirus restrictions, lifts stay-at-home curfew

Spanberger urges CDC to improve vaccine data-sharing, communication

Where to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine, as additional pharmacy networks begin shots in Virginia

Walgreens to begin vaccinations this week in Virginia

  Church Hill pharmacist helps vaccinate vulnerable communities

Crater Health District sets new date for mass vaccination clinic previously canceled due to weather

  Virginia health officials play catch up after weather delays COVID-19 vaccinations

The push is on to catch up on COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia.

Kaine, Warner announce $179 million in funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Virginia

United States Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than $179 million in funding that will support COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Virginia.

Health officials consider changes to Virginia’s vaccine distribution strategy amid concerns over equity

Currently, Fairfax County is also leading Virginia in vaccine distribution.

More retailers expected to get COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia this week

A new batch of large retailers are expected to join CVS in the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Virginia, according to WAVY.

  VCU students step up to fill Virginia’s need for vaccinators

Since January, VCU Vaccine Corps has trained more than 250 health professions students on vaccinating people

VDH: bad weather down south caused delayed delivery of 105,000 Moderna vaccines

The Virginia Department of Health says it ran into a roadblock this week with COVID-19 vaccine deliveries. More than 105,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine got held up in transit due to winter weather troubles.

Some vaccine clinics postponed due to weather, others are still on

Staff will work to reschedule this clinic for the earliest available opportunity and will reach out to and schedule those individuals who qualify.

  Winter weather causes delays in vaccine shipments for Virginia

Virginia will see a delay in the delivery of approximately 106,800 doses, due to distribution channels in the Midwest and elsewhere that are currently shut down.

VHHA: Hospitals have given over 659,000 vaccines so far

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, as of Feb. 16, hospitals across the commonwealth have given 659,245 COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines so far.

Crater Health District postpones two vaccine clinics due to weather

Patients will keep the same appointment time and location.

VADOC: More than half of inmates, staff received COVID-19 vaccine so far

VADOC says more than 13,000 inmates and more than 6,000 staff have received the first of two Moderna COVID-19 doses, and approximately 3,000 individuals have received their second dose of the vaccine.

  Northam unveils new COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system

You can watch the update on NBC12′s website, Facebook page, and our streaming channels.

Va. dentists start to prepare to administer COVID-9 vaccines

The bills would allow dentists and other health care professionals to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Superintendent plans for RPS to be fully in-person during 2021-22 school year

Jason Kamras says the tentative plan for the 2021-22 school year is for Richmond Public Schools to be fully in-person and to maintain a virtual pathway for families to remain virtual.

VDH works to increase diversity for vaccine clinics

Virginia Department of Health now has a multi-level approach when it comes to getting all races and ethnicity to mass clinics, according to Dr. Cynthia Morrow.

  Virginia’s launches new, centralized COVID-19 vaccine registration website

The Virginia Department of Health is touting the new website as a ‘one-stop-shop’ website, which allows individuals to pre-register online and check that they are pre-registered

Frustration grows as some struggle to get vaccine appointments through CVS

There’s growing confusion and frustration over how to secure a coronavirus vaccine appointment through CVS.

  WHO authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization’s green light for the AstraZeneca vaccine should trigger the delivery of hundreds of millions of doses to countries that have signed up for the U.N.-backed COVAX effort.

UVA: Herd immunity a long way off without vaccines

UVA researchers have concluded herd immunity in Virginia is “currently not a plausible means of ending the COVID-19 pandemic.”

  What you need to know before getting your vaccine at a pharmacy

One million doses of the coronavirus vaccine were sent to about 6,500 pharmacies last week.

  Lawmakers in Richmond join battle over getting all students back in the classroom

“We need to get kids back in school. We need to get kids back in school five days a week, preferably."

  Two long-married doctors spend Valentine’s Day giving people COVID-19 vaccinations

Two doctors married for 29 years decided to spend their Valentine’s Day in New Haven at a vaccine clinic. There is no place they’d rather be.

  New US COVID variants increase pressure to vaccinate people

In Alabama, the state has often been at the bottom of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s per capita list for getting shots into arms.

  COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

Viruses mutate constantly and it takes just the right combination of particular mutations to escape vaccination.

  Tight supply creates reluctance over federal vaccine sites

The Biden administration’s virus response plan calls for opening 100 federally supported vaccination sites by the end of February.

  Local vaccine pre-registration to close Friday as Virginia builds centralized system

Virginians looking to register for a COVID-19 vaccine may have to wait until next week as the state creates a centralized system.

  CVS Health kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia

Friday marked the kickoff for 36 CVS Health pharmacy in Virginia offering appointment-only COVID-19 vaccines for those aged 65 and older.

  New vaccination timeline: Fauci expects April to be ‘open season’

Dr. Anthony Fauci expects it to be April when all Americans will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, not just high-risk groups.

More COVID-19 vaccine appointments, some testing events canceled due to weather

COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled for Friday and Saturday at certain locations are being canceled due to expected inclement weather.

Infectious disease doctor: Vaccines aren’t fully effective until two weeks after second dose

In Virginia, hundreds of thousands of people are fully vaccinated. Thousands more have had their first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

  What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines and your kids

As the vaccine rolls out in Virginia, there are older children eligible in Phase 1b, and there are trials underway right now, determining how to best vaccinate younger kids.

Prisoners criticize VADOC vaccine rollout, coronavirus response

Virginia's secretary of public safety and homeland security says the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in correctional centers is going smoothly, but some prisoners report harsh conditions and a chaotic rollout as coronavirus cases remain in the hundreds.

  Vaccine pre-registration confirmation system launches in Chesterfield

Email and voicemail messages sent as early as Thursday.

Target will pay employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Target is offering four hours of pay to employees when they get their vaccine doses.

  Central Virginia seniors growing frustrated over CVS Health COVID-19 vaccines

More frustrations as thousands of senior citizens in Central Virginia battled technology and each other to get one of those limited vaccination appointments with CVS Health.

Virginia and Maryland governors, DC mayor ask for fed support to vaccinate essential fed employees

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has joined Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in requesting increased federal support in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to essential workers.

  Chesterfield schools continue vaccination efforts for staff members

Chesterfield County Public Schools is continuing their plan to bring students back to the classroom next month.

Some claim CVS’s COVID-19 plan excludes many vulnerable folks in need of vaccination

After CVS announced it will begin administering coronavirus vaccines to Virginians ages 65 and older on Friday, February 12, many people were left wondering why they don’t qualify for these vaccinations even though they’re at high risk.

  A yearly COVID-19 shot may be needed, J&J says

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly 950 known cases of the highly contagious virus variants in the United States.

AP-NORC poll: A third of US adults skeptical of COVID shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious-disease scientist, has estimated that somewhere between 70% and 85% of the U.S. population needs to get inoculated to stop the scourge that has killed close to 470,000 Americans.

Calif. man tests positive for COVID-19 weeks after receiving 2nd vaccine dose

Clinical trials showed the Pfizer vaccine was “95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.”

Crater Health District opens COVID-19 vaccination call centers

The Crater Health District has opened COVID-19 vaccination call centers to place the district’s residents on the waiting list for the vaccine.

  Dr. Avula admits CVS Health vaccine rollout not ideal; more vaccines expected soon

Mixed messaging from officials over the start of CVS vaccine signups causes confusion throughout central Virginia.

  US vaccine drive complicated by 1st, 2nd dose juggling act

The need to give each person two doses a few weeks apart vastly complicates the country’s biggest-ever vaccination campaign.

  Walgreens, Uber team up to expand COVID vaccine access

The companies will work together on programs that address vaccine hesitancy and access.

  Health officials urge vaccinations as COVID variants spread

The latest U.S. data shows mutations of the virus are spreading with nearly 700 variant cases in at least 33 states.

Chesterfield County holding community conversation about vaccine efforts

Leaders in Chesterfield County will be holding a community conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Vaccine drive gains speed, but maskless fans fuel worries

More than 4 million more vaccinations were reported over the weekend, a significantly faster clip than in previous days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  RHHD: Remaining portion of group 1B can get COVID-19 vaccine by March

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts says it won't be until next month before vaccines can go into the arms of those in the rest of group 1B.

No link found when Virginia woman dies shortly after taking COVID-19 vaccine

Officials say they don’t know her exact cause of death, but there is no indication the vaccine was at fault.

  State to train 750 workers for new COVID-19 vaccine call center

As the state continues working to administer vaccinations, Governor Ralph Northam announced Friday that a robust call center is in the works to help people get signed up for their shot.

  Northam: Virginia saw more than 20% increase in vaccine doses from government

Governor Ralph Northam says this week the state saw a 23% jump in doses from the federal government than last week.

  Dispelling COVID-19 vaccine myths

NBC12 spoke with Dr. Melissa Viray, Deputy Director for Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts about common fears and rumors associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Survey: 19% of Virginians say they won’t get COVID-19 vaccine

Roughly one-in-five Virginians say they will never get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to a new survey released by The Wason Center for Civic Leadership at Christopher Newport University.

  Richmond councilmembers want vaccination efforts brought to the southside

There are growing concerns over whether the state is doing all it can to get the vaccine to underserved communities.

  Study finds COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission

The research could also bring scientists closer to an answer to one of the big questions about the vaccination drive: Will the vaccines actually curb the spread of the coronavirus?

  Henrico County leads in vaccination numbers in Central Va.

As of Wednesday, nearly 38,000 vaccine doses have been administered across the county with Chesterfield following closely behind at nearly 32,500.

  CVS Health offering up Virginia vaccine details

A CVS pharmacy manager said the list of specific stores will be available as stores receive shipments of vaccine and appointments become available.