Emergency medical services staff in the Historic Triangle have received the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
“More than 90% of the Williamsburg Fire Department’s employees received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital,” according to the Williamsburg news release on Tuesday. “Any WFD personnel or volunteers trained as an EMT or paramedic had the option to receive the vaccination.”
The WFD’s 41 employees and four volunteers have received the vaccine with a second dose expected in a month.
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James City County started vaccinating staff on Monday and will continue to do so, according to the county’s news release.
Gail Whittaker, York County spokeswoman, wrote in an email on Tuesday first responders are getting vaccinated and “it is an ongoing process.”
It is not clear how many employees and first responders have been vaccinated in either county so far.
See the photo gallery of EMS staff in Williamsburg and James City County receiving the vaccine below.
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