Chesapeake Health Department addresses residents' concerns on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 20, 2021

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Chesapeake Health Department has responded to residents' concerns of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The health department addressed the concerns on Facebook.

"Chesapeake We hear you. We hear your frustration, fear, anger and concern for yourself and your family. The number one question, "How do I get my vaccination?", does not have one answer. While we do not have all of the answers to all of your questions here is a quick rundown of the facts, what we have done, and what we are actively planning."

Health officials say residents should note that Chesapeake is the second largest city in the Commonwealth. They say they are finishing up Phase 1a by the end of the month and the second doses will start on February 1.

Phase 1b is just beginning and officials say the health director used the two period post holiday time period to vaccinate school employees.

The health department says they are working to vaccinate the following:

  • Police, Fire, and Hazmat
  • Corrections and homeless shelter workers
  • Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Grocery store workers.
  • Public transit workers
  • Mail carriers (USPS and private)
  • Officials needed to maintain continuity of government

Officials say they are setting up a call center to help answer questions in real time as the situation updates.