RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will retire four COVID-19 dashboards and two data landing pages from public view Thursday, May 19 as it aims to streamline its data presentation and conform to current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reporting.
The dashboards and landing pages that will be retired include:
- Cases by Vaccination Status with users directed to the CDC dashboard
- Federal Vaccine Doses
- Vaccines Received
- Cases and Deaths by Date Reported
- Level of Community Transmission landing page
- Locality landing page
With the definition of vaccination status rapidly changing nationwide. VDH said it will link to the CDC dashboard when the Cases by Vaccination Status dashboard is retired. Virginia’s vaccination data is expected to be included in the CDC dashboard this summer, and the dataset also will be archived on the Virginia Open Data Portal, according to a press release.
VDH cited vaccine availability, reduced interest and minimal rate change as reasons for the retirement of the Federal Vaccine Doses and Vaccines Received dashboards, and redundancy with the Cases Dashboard for the retirement of the Cases and Deaths by Date Reported dashboard, as well as waning interest. The Vaccines Received dataset will also be archived on the Virginia Open Data Portal.
The Level of Community Transmission and Locality dashboards were retired in early March. Those pages already point to the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels and the VDH Cases dashboards, and VDH will entirely retire those dashboard landing pages.