Fauquier Health Vaccination Update: January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination continues at Fauquier Health. We are almost complete in vaccinating group 1A and now ramping up for 1B as outlined by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). In this next phase, we are excited to collaborate with VDH, Fauquier County, and other healthcare providers to vaccinate members of this group, and then future groups to come.
What does phase 1B mean? There have been some significant changes that has opened phase 1B to include more of the general population. This phase now includes:
- Frontline essential workers
- Persons aged 65 years and older
- People living in correctional facilities
- Homeless shelters
- Migrant labor camps
- People aged 16 through 64 years with a high risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19
If you have specific questions on when you will be eligible for the vaccine, it’s important to stay connected with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) as they direct vaccine distribution in our community. You can visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock-rapidan/ to complete a vaccine survey. For vaccine questions, you can call their hotline number at 540.316.6302.