After weeks of news about spikes in COVID-19 cases, the focus has now moved to getting the vaccines into arms. With so much happening so quickly, here is a roundup of coronavirus-related news affecting the Historic Triangle.
CVS Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines
CVS Health announced this week it will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations beginning Thursday, Feb. 11 at 36 CVS Pharmacy locations across Virginia as part of an 11-state vaccine rollout.
“One of our greatest strengths as a company is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us an ideal partner for administering vaccines in a safe, convenient, and familiar manner,” said Karen S. Lynch, president and chief executive officer, CVS Health. “We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our frontline colleagues whose dedication has allowed us to deliver care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”
CVS Health plans to administer up to 26,000 total doses across Virginia via the federal pharmacy partnership program. CVS plans to expand to more locations and offer additional appointments, subject to vaccine availability.
Currently, vaccinations are only available at select participating locations. Appointments are required.
- Eligibility is based on state criteria
- Patients must register in advance on CVS’s website or through the CVS Pharmacy app. Those without online access can contact CVS Customer Service.
- Walk-in vaccinations without appointments are not available.
Appointments will become available for booking as early as Feb. 9 as stores receive the vaccine.
Here are some recent COVID-19 topics you may have missed:
- Gov. Northam announces support to reopen schools
- What’s the deal with the COVID-19 vaccination process? A few locals share their experience
- WJCC Schools, York County School Division on track for fall sports season
- Williamsburg Health Foundation announced $1 million in grants to help prevent renter evictions
- Utility relief is available
- Help is available for area businesses
- Five things to know about taxes in a pandemic
- Gov. Northam extends COVID-19 restrictions through the end of February
- Williamsburg city manager extends staff telework directive
- York County schools staff receives vaccines
COVID-19 vaccine updates
- York County establishes COVID-19 vaccine helpline
- Free hotline established for questions regarding Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center vaccination clinic
The latest numbers for the Peninsula Health District, including the Historic Triangle, are below, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard: