The native well being director stated RRHD has given greater than 2,000 vaccines to Section 1a and Section 1b recipients via an appointment system. This week, Kartchner stated, they’ll transfer to a bigger distribution venue that can make vaccine supply simpler.
“Nevertheless, vaccine availability from the state stays a limiting issue for distribution,” Kartchner stated. “We ask everybody to be affected person as we work out the main points to implement this alteration. It would take time to pivot to this new surroundings.”
Kartchner stated RRHD should “press pause” on the survey launched a number of days in the past by the well being district to register those that qualify for the vaccine. For now, he stated, they need to work via the people in Section 1a and 1b at the moment on file because the logistics with the brand new info are utilized.
Based on the discharge, these within the five-county well being district—Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock—ought to go to rrhd.org for info and updates as the brand new vaccination distribution plan evolves.
“Please perceive that our telephones are swamped right now,” Kartchner stated. “Keep tuned … as extra vaccine turns into accessible. The method might change within the very close to future.”
At the moment, the COVID-19 vaccine provide stays extraordinarily restricted. “We count on our native provide to stay static till February or March,” the discharge acknowledged. “We’ll proceed to work as onerous as we are able to to get vaccine to those who want it most.”