On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Riverside Health System began offering COVID-19 vaccines to RHS patients aged 65 and over who live in Virginia and are in active treatment with a Riverside specialty care provider on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
Previously only those patients who had a Riverside primary care provider were eligible. This update extends the eligibility group to all those who are 65 and over and have received specialty care from Riverside since the start of 2020.
RHS has the operational capacity to vaccinate 10,000 people weekly, a release said. However, due to the limited supply from the state, it is limited in providing vaccines to all who want them. Riverside’s strategy at this time is to vaccinate the oldest and most vulnerable first, based on supply.
The health system said it is committed to offering as many vaccination appointments as supply allows. It will notify eligible patients and individuals by MyChart notification, email and/or phone when the opportunity to schedule...
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