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COVID-19 update: Alexandria moves into vaccination phase 1C

Alexandria has moved into the vaccination Phase 1c, opening up eligibility for an expanded group of essential workers.

“At this time, AHD has enough vaccine supply to offer appointments to pre-registered individuals in Phase 1a, 1b, and 1c without further prioritization,” according to the Alexandria Health Department. “All residents who want to receive a vaccine are encouraged to visit alexandriava.gov/Vaccines to pre-register or update their records.”

Essential workers eligible to get the vaccine under 1C work in the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Wastewater
  • Waste removal (includes recycling removal)
  • Housing and Construction
  • Food Service
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff
  • Finance
  • Information Technology & Communication
  • Media
  • Legal Services
  • Public Safety (including engineers)
  • Other Public Health Workers
  • Barbers, Stylists, Hairdresser

After recent supply increases, everyone who pre-registered in Phase 1a and 1b as of March 30 has been contacted to schedule an appointment. Alexandria will move into Phase 2 by April 18 along with all jurisdictions in Virginia, and everyone ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

The city wants 80% of residents ages 16 and older (106,618 people) vaccinated by July 31. Residents can pre-register with the city to get the vaccine here.

To date, 128 city residents have died of COVID-19, and 11,077 have contracted the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That’s 165 more cases since this time last week, and the city’s seven-day moving average is at 21.7.

Across Virginia, there have been 10,360 deaths and there are or have been 626,171 cases of the virus. There have also been 6.6 million PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 6.4%.

Vaccine Update

According to VDH, 44,966 residents have gotten at least one shot and 24,593 residents have been fully vaccinated. There are now about 20,000 residents on the waiting list.

White residents far outpace other races in the city for first doses and full vaccinations.

  • White — 13,161 first doses, 8,748 fully vaccinated
  • Latino — 4,511 first doses, 2,224 fully vaccinated
  • Black — 2,922 first doses, 1,767 fully vaccinated
  • Other — 2,545 first doses, 1,692 fully vaccinated
  • Asian of Pacific Islander — 1,033 first doses, 566 fully vaccinated
  • Native American — 132 first doses, 58 fully vaccinated

Women have received 26,294 first doses and 15,080 have gotten their second shot, while 18,672 men have received their first doses and 9,873 have been fully vaccinated.The following age groups received their vaccinations:

  • 80+    — 2,915 got one dose, 2,326 fully vaccinated
  • 70-79 — 6,662 got one dose, 5,225 fully vaccinated
  • 60-69 — 8,294 got one dose, 5,146 fully vaccinated
  • 50-59 — 7,136 got one dose, 3,267 fully vaccinated
  • 40-49 — 7,166 got one dose, 3,302 fully vaccinated
  • 30-39 — 8,423 got one dose, 3,766 fully vaccinated
  • 20-29 — 3,925 got one dose, 1,779 fully vaccinated
  • 10-19  — 509 got one dose, 165 fully vaccinated
  • 0-9     — No Vaccines distributed

Demographics

There are or have been 5,735 women (with 60 deaths) and 5,287 men (with 68 deaths) in Alexandria with the virus. The only age groups that have not experienced a death are children and teenagers.

  • 80+    — 52 deaths, 269 cases
  • 70-79 — 33 deaths, 354 cases
  • 60-69 — 22 deaths, 833 cases
  • 50-59 — 14 deaths, 1,316 cases
  • 40-49 — Three deaths, 1,856 cases
  • 30-39 — Two deaths, 2,563 cases
  • 20-29 — One death, 2,241 cases
  • 10-19  — Zero deaths, 816 cases
  • 0-9     — Zero deaths, 803 cases

Latino residents have the most infections with 3,658 reported cases (19 deaths), white residents with 2,874 cases (62 deaths), and Black residents with 2,334 cases (34 deaths). There are 547 cases with Asian or Pacific Islander residents (six deaths), 372 cases classified as “other” (two deaths) and 11 native American cases (no deaths).

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