Virginia is getting 69K doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Mar 04, 2021 8:58AM (GMT 13:58) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is getting its first batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that 70,000 doses are expected to last through next Friday. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration over the […]

Dr. Thomas Eppes: Vaccination Updates

Dr. Thomas Eppes with Central Virginia Family Physicians gave us an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution WLNI · Dr. Thomas Eppes: Vaccination Updates

Northam announces plans to ease COVID-related restrictions

BC-VA–Virus Outbreak-Virginia Feb 24, 2021 12:44PM (GMT 17:44) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he plans to begin loosening some coronavirus-related restrictions as key pandemic metrics continue to improve. He said Wednesday at a news conference in Richmond that he plans to lift the modified stay-at-home order in place between midnight to […]

State launches new website to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine

The Virginia Department of Health launched a new website today to  allow Virginians to pre-register online for the COVID 19 vaccine.  If you’ve already pre-registered through the local health district, you don’t  need to pre-register again.  But it may take a few days for your name to appear.The health department is expecting millions of visits and the […]

Dr. Avula: Be patient, more vaccines are coming

Dr. Danny Avula, who’s in charge of Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says Virginia has improved the way it is administering the vaccine – but is hindered because it’s only receiving 120-thousand doses per week.   That amounts to just over 3-thousand doses per week for Central Virginia right now.  Dr. Avula says be patient:  We asked […]

Sen. Newman: “leadership failed you.”

Lynchburg Republican State Senator Steve Newman told the Morninglinehe believes state leaders dropped the ball when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine administration so far. He also discussed the censure of Sen. Amanda Chase and abolition of the death penalty. WLNI · Steve Newman 01 – 28 – 21

Centra officials “cautiously optimistic” about COVID-19 numbers

Centra Health officials say they’re cautiously optimistic about the latest COVID numbers.  The hospital currently has 70 COVID patients, down from 133 two weeks ago.    Centra Medical Director Dr. Christopher Lewis addressed concerns about a new more contagious variant of COVID that have been discovered in Virginia: Centra Health officials say as of today they’ve […]

Northam extends COVID-19 restrictions through end of February

Virginia’s restrictions during the COVID 19 pandemic will be in place a while longer.   Governor Northam made the announcement today extending restrictions on restaurants, bars and gatherings.  Northam acknowledged frustration that more COVID19 vaccines haven’t become available in the Commonwealth.    He says Virginia’s efficiency at administering the vaccines is improving, but the supply isn’t meeting […]