As of tomorrow, hospitals in Virginia will now not have the ability to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Hundreds of elderly people are having their vaccine appointments canceled. To any extent further, all COVID-19 vaccines will go to the native well being departments and none on to hospitals.

Virginia Hospital Heart had been working clinics all day day by day to provide folks the vaccine. Appointments there for all 1st dose vaccines have been canceled as a result of the hospital will now not have the ability to get the vaccines.

Northam’s well being division has additionally forbidden folks from crossing county traces to get the vaccine. If the county subsequent to you has an abundance of the vaccine, you’ll be able to’t get it. Solely residents of that county might get their vaccine.

These new guidelines will lead to many individuals both having their vaccination appointment canceled or delayed for months. At present, 7.5 million folks in Virginia, Maryland, and DC qualify to get the vaccine, if solely that they had entry to it. The brand new guidelines restrict the choices residents have for getting the shot. Everybody MUST undergo their native well being division to be vaccinated. Meaning in a county reminiscent of Loudoun, with a inhabitants of over 420,000, and two well being division places to obtain the vaccine, will proceed to inoculate 400 to 900 folks a day. There are not any different choices. The Loudoun well being division has stated they’re making an attempt to open a 3rd location for vaccinations (presumably at Dulles City Heart) however that might take months. If Loudoun continues at its present tempo it’ll take properly over a 12 months for the native well being division to inoculate all those that need vaccines. If Loudoun hospitals have been allowed to open clinics for vaccines, many extra folks may very well be inoculated day by day however the Northam administration is not going to allow it.

Right here is the link, by way of Hans.  On the whole, Virginia is a reasonably well-run state, however as of late it has not been cracking the highest 40 for vaccine distribution.

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