Alexandria’s Waiting List Grows to 36K+, Could Be Summer Until Vaccine Widely Available

It might take until the summer until the COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in Alexandria, according to Mayor Justin Wilson.

With just 2,000 vaccine doses expected to be received weekly in the city and more than 36,000 residents on the waiting list, Wilson asked for patience over the weekend on Facebook. He also said that CVS pharmacies are being given a small supply of the vaccine.

As of last weekend, the Alexandria Health Department received 18,550 first doses from the state. Of that, 11,141 first doses and nearly 3,000 doses have been administered.

Wilson said that President Joe Biden’s recent comments on vaccine equity were hopeful, but that that the vaccine will not be widely available until later this summer.

VDH recently launched a statewide COVID vaccination registration system, but that won’t make the process any faster. The names on the list have just been transferred to one repository.

Statewide, 1.1 million Virginians have received the first dose of the vaccine and 366,058 have been fully vaccinated.

Recent Stories

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to revitalize a memorial garden dedicated to peace and reflection after the 9/11 attacks. So far, more than $4,000 (out of a $9,000 goal)…

Since Birchmere reopened last July, the venue (3701 Mt Vernon Avenue) has had a few hit shows like KT Tunstall and The Steeldrivers later this week (tickets are sold out,…

A former receptionist at Landmark Honda posted bail after being arrested earlier this month for stealing and using a customer’s credit card. The incident occurred in January, and the suspect…

In its first regular show since shutting down last year, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is back to suspending disbelief with its latest farce, Neil Simon’s Rumors. “Laugh hard,” director…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list