The Alexandria Health Department is asking for patience as Virginia’s vaccine scheduling system is backed up with demand.
“The City is aware that the state’s vaccine scheduling system may be overloaded with demand and service may be intermittent,” AHD said in a release. “Please be patient and continue checking back to schedule an appointment.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month approved the emergency authorization of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Alexandria has experienced “Substantial” COVID-19 transmission since the week beginning October 17.
By the numbers
As of today (Monday, November 8), the number of cases has climbed to 14,455, up 124 cases since this time last week. The death toll from the virus is now at 151, up from 149 last week, according to the the Virginia Department of Health.
About 91% of Alexandria’s 12-17-year-olds (6,638 people) have been fully vaccinated according to VDH. About 71% (92,255) of residents older than 18 have been vaccinated, as have about 82% (15,816) of seniors. Additionally, 14,995 residents have gotten a booster shot.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people is 11, down from 12.2 last week. There have also been about 163 cases reported in the last two weeks, and the seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests is 3.3%, up from 2.7% last week.
There have been 28 cases reported within Alexandria City Public Schools in November. There were also 77 cases reported in ACPS in October.
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