Gloucester County, working alongside its neighboring localities in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, continues to partner with the Three Rivers Health District of the Virginia Department of Health, providing necessary resources to help assure residents receive their COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and as efficiently as possible, a county news release stated.
According to the most recent update from VDH’s Vaccinate Virginia program, the state is receiving approximately 105,000 new doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week. Virginia’s primary distribution of vaccine doses is allocated by VDH to local health districts, in proportion to each district’s population. It is then up to the local health districts to determine the most equitable and efficient use of each allocation, leveraging any combination of their own staff and volunteers, hospitals, pharmacies, and individual providers.
Additional doses are allocated to long-term care facilities through a federal contract with CVS and Wal...
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