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Posted on: April 1, 2021

All residents 16 and older will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine starting on April 18

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April 1, 2021 - Starting April 18, all Virginians 16 and older will be eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Eligible residents are encouraged to pre-register now, so they can be notified as soon as the vaccine is available for them.

"Expanding vaccine eligibility to all adults marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to put this pandemic behind us," Gov. Ralph Northam said today. “The COVID-19 vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel—and that light is getting brighter every day as more and more Virginians get vaccinated,”

According to Northam's news release: “Twenty-one of Virginia’s 35 local health districts have already started vaccinating essential workers in Phase 1c after providing appointments to everyone eligible in Phases 1a or 1b on the pre-registration list. Beginning April 4, districts that have invited everyone pre-registered in Phase 1c may invite members of the general public who have pre-registered. Based on the supply projected by the federal government, all local health districts will have enough vaccine to open appointments to the general public by April 18. Those at highest risk will continue to receive priority in the scheduling process." Read the complete news release.

Officials urge residents to continue wearing masks, social distancing, and washing their hands to help stop the spread of Covid-19. You can get more information on Covid-19 cases, the latest testing results, and the Covid-19 vaccine by visiting the Virginia Department of Health website.

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