Richmond and Henrico Health Districts to receive just 6,400 weekly vaccine doses for foreseeable future

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 14:17:55-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Barring an unforeseen change, Henrico and Richmond Health District officials will receive only about 6,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine each week for the foreseeable future – about a quarter of the doses the districts requested.

The districts (which operate as one in many key ways) will distribute those doses thusly, according to Amy Popovich, the nurse manager for both:

• 50% to seniors 65 and older
• 40% to essential workers who are eligible in Phases 1A and 1B (the latter of which so far is open only to K-12 educators, child care workers, police, fire and hazmat officials)
• 10% for residents and employees of homeless shelters and correctional facilities.

The two districts are equipped to administer roughly 25,000 or more doses each week, she said, but that number isn’t expected to be possible for the foreseeable future. Click here to keep reading on the Henrico Citizen.