Vaccine data added to state's COVID dashboard

Posted at 3:38 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 15:38:56-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Two new tabs on the COVID-19 Daily Dashboard will track vaccine data in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

“We are providing this information because there is a lot of interest in COVID-19 vaccine,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Norm Oliver said. “In this initial phase, our VDH teams are working with healthcare systems to get vaccines to healthcare personnel and with CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate long-term care residents and staff. As the supply of COVID-19 vaccine gradually increases, it will continue to be offered to additional groups.”

Oliver issued a reminder that even though people are starting to get the vaccination now, it will be months before it is made available to the general public.

"Virginians should continue with other strategies that are helping stop the spread of the virus – wear a face mask, physical distance, wash hands often, and limit the size of social gatherings," a spokesperson for the health department wrote.