The City of Alexandria has released more information on upcoming vaccination stages as the state begins to move forwards the phase 1c.
According to the City of Alexandria, Virginia could start to move toward Phase 1c in the next few weeks as vaccine supply starts to increase. The move towards 1c is complicated by the fact that there are still a several thousand Alexandrians in Phase 1b who haven’t been vaccinated, including teachers who are now expected to return to school and restaurant workers the city recently moved into Phase 1b.
“Alexandria continues to make strides in vaccinating residents and essential workers, but AHD has nearly 20,000 pre-registrants in Phase 1b on the waitlist, who have not yet been contacted or vaccinated,” the city said in the press release. “Vaccine supply has been slowly increasing, from less than 2,000 total doses per week to the current approximately 5,000 doses, which are a mix of first and second doses.”
Mayor Justin Wilson had earlier said that the vaccination could take until late summer at the earlier pace of vaccine supply, but — knock on wood — that could be shorter if supply increases continue.
The @VDHgov announced that some health districts will be moving to phase 1C of vaccine distribution.
Alexandria still has nearly 20K 1B residents waiting.
While supply is increasing, there are likely 3-4 weeks left in 1B.
ALL residents should sign up!:https://t.co/eYELMtsTYj
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) March 17, 2021
“VDH and AHD anticipate these numbers to increase considerably in the coming weeks,” the city said. “AHD anticipates moving into Phase 1c in the next 3-4 weeks depending on an adequate supply of vaccine. The anticipated increase in vaccine supply, and eventual transition to Phase 1c, highlights the importance of pre-registering with vaccinate.virginia.gov, or updating your profile if you have already pre-registered.”
The city recently partnered with Fairfax County and Inova to launch a new vaccination hub in the Victory Center (5001 Eisenhower Avenue) to handle the increase in supply.
With any luck, the VDH estimates that Phase 1c will be complete and all of Virginia will be in Phase 2 by May.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, essential workers in Phase 1c include:
- Water, wastewater, and waste removal workers (includes recycling removal workers)
- Housing and Construction
- Food Service
- Transportation and Logistics
- Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff
- Information Technology & Communication
- Legal Services
- Public Safety (engineers)
- Other Public Health Workers
A major affordable housing development in the city’s Braddock area is headed to the Planning Commission tonight. Tonight’s meeting on the proposed Samuel Madden redevelopment comes after more than a…
Almost exactly two years after it opened, Loyal Companion (923 N. St. Asaph Street) in Old Town North will be closing for good. The location’s closure is part of a…
A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was attacked by group of men in Arlandria on Monday morning, according to police. Police were dispatched to the intersection of W. Glebe…
Helen is a 7-year-old black and brown brindle beauty searching for her forever home! Helen is currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. This polite girl…
Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.
Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.
For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good
Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.
To read my story, please see the attached letter.
To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]