Virginia hospitals have administered more than 659,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 16:16:43-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia hospitals have administered 659,245 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in the time since the Commonwealth received the first shipment of doses in mid-December, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced Thursday.

VHHA says the current figure reflects doses administered by hospitals as of Tuesday, Feb. 16 and represents a 23% increase from the more than 536,000 administered doses the association reported last week. VHHA will continue to provide weekly vaccination updates, which will be available on the Virginia Hospital COVID-19 Dashboard.

Virginia recently modified its vaccine distribution plan, and the Commonwealth is now sending vaccines to local health departments, which are facilitating clinics and distributing vaccines to a broader group of community partners including hospitals, physicians, pharmacies and others.

As a result, Virginia hospitals are not receiving any direct first dose vaccine allocations. The weekly supply they get is through allocations from local health districts. Because of that, available first doses on hand at hospitals are administered during the week they are received.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and continuing during the ongoing vaccination effort, Virginia’s hospitals have worked in close collaboration with Gov. Ralph Northam and his administration, the Virginia Department of Health and other stakeholders on achieving a common goal – vaccinating Virginians in a safe and effective manner.

The sharing of weekly vaccination totals is a continuation of Virginia hospitals’ commitment to transparency. Other examples of this include:

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