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Three Rivers moves to next vaccination phase

The Three Rivers Health District—which includes Gloucester and Mathews counties—began vaccinating people this week in the Phase 1b priority group. The vaccinations are not open to the public.

Those eligible to receive the vaccine during Phase 1b, according to a press release, are police, fire and hazmat response personnel; those living and working in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and migrant labor camps; child care and K-12 teachers and staff; food and agriculture workers; and manufacturers.

Also eligible are grocery store workers; public transit workers; mail carriers (both U.S. Postal Service and private); anyone aged 65 or older; and individuals aged 16-64 years with high-risk medical conditions.

Several “point of dispensing” vaccination clinics will be scheduled each week, said the release. Those being vaccinated will need to provide a personal form of identification, such as a driver’s license, and may also be asked to show proof of qualification, such as a...

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