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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts, Localities and Health Systems Join Forces Under Operation Vaccinate the PeninsulaNewport News, VA-- March 16, 2021-- Today, our regional healthcare community joined together to create Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula, a collaboration across local health districts, localities, and health systems on the Peninsula. Consisting of the Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts, 6 localities (Newport News, Hampton, James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County) and Bon Secours Health System, Riverside Health System and Sentara Healthcare, the organizations within this alliance will be operating under a unified command structure to facilitate cohesive COVID-19 vaccination planning, execution, resource allocation and communication. Vaccination rollout has been confusing at times, both locally and nationally, with different messages across many channels. Through community conversations, leaders on Peninsula heard the call for better communication about and alignment across public and private healthcare partners around COVID-19 vaccination.Approaching vaccine communication and distribution as a collective will maximize vaccine resources. To combine the strengths of each partnering group, we have created five impact groups within our partnership. Each of these groups will include leaders from the health districts, municipalities, and health systems to ensure success. The groups include:- Vaccine supply, allocation, and distribution: Collects and shares with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) on behalf of the Peninsula about vaccine ordering, anticipated supply, deliveries, and distribution of vaccines. Maintains database of vaccine supply by organization and communicates with managers or coordinators of clinics to ensure adequate supply. - Communications: Develops and shares information with the Peninsula community via websites, social media, and various forms of traditional media. - Vaccine clinic development and strategy: Assesses community opportunities for vaccine clinics and vaccine types available and storage requirements when designing vaccine clinics. Considers accessibility for underserved areas and populations to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of vaccines across the eligible populations. Collaborates with the Communications group to ensure the Peninsula community is aware of all vaccination options. - Clinic operations, scheduling, and staffing: Once clinics are scheduled works with municipalities to support operations such as scheduling and staffing. - Data results and tracking: Assesses the success of vaccination clinics, according to populations vaccinated and clinic location, to continuously improve processes.As vaccination on the Peninsula continues our top priority is to ensure the community is informed about the current supply and can more easily access the vaccine as they become eligible. This regional initiative will result in more expedient vaccine distribution, support for underserved community members, and clearer messaging about new eligibility and availability.Our goal is to ensure every community member on the Peninsula easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine and makes the best decision for their good health. As vaccine distribution progresses, all information will be shared through us, using one voice, with the community.For more information about how to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. ### ...
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Safer Ways to Enjoy the Super Bowlfootball watch partyGathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year. If you do have a small gathering with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is safer than indoors. This year, choose a safer way to enjoy the game.Host a virtual Super Bowl watch party.Wear clothing or decorate your home with your favorite team’s logo or colors.Make appetizers or snacks with the people you live with to enjoy while watching the game and share the recipes with your friends and family.Start a text group with other fans to chat about the game while watching.Attend an outdoor viewing party where viewers can sit 6 feet apart.Use a projector screen to broadcast the game.Sit at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.Read more here:www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/small-gatherings.html?ACSTrackingID=... ...
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Wondering when you can get vaccinated against COVID-19?Find out which phase of the vaccination campaign you fall in. While the vaccine supply is limited, COVID-19 vaccine will be offered in phases. People who are more likely to have severe COVID-19 illness and workers that are essential to the functioning of society will be offered the vaccine in the earlier phases.You can also enter your name, email and phone number that accepts text messages to be notified when your tier is ready.vdh.jebbit.com/amkwk6m1?L=Owned+Web&JC=Vaccine ...
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Change in clinic hours. For Peninsula Health District: Effectively Dec 30, 2021, Family Planning, Immunization and Sexual Transmitted Infections will be held on Tuesday and Thursday only by same day appointment. Call 757-594-7400 for Family Planning, 757-594-7410 for Immunizations, 757-594-7164 for STI. For Hampton Health District: Effectively Dec 30, 2021, Family Planning, Immunization and Sexual Transmitted Infections will be held on Tuesday and Thursday only by same day appointment. Call (757) 727-1172, ext. 21703 for Family Planning, (757) 727-1172, ext. 21717 for Immunizations, (757) 727-1172, ext. 21708 for STI. ...
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Timeline PhotosFACT: COVID-19 vaccination helps keep you from getting COVID-19.The vaccines currently available in the United States are more than 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, according to clinical trials, and are important tools to stop the pandemic.Learn more: bit.ly/3fcCcoX. ...
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Attention. Please Read: All inquiries regarding vaccine prioritization should be directed to adam.hess@vdh.virginia.gov or a message can be left at 757-594-7496. Thank you! ...
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As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, health workers need to know how to administer them safely & effectively. WHO, UNICEF and partners are offering a free 3-hour online course.Start learning on OpenWHO today: 👉 bit.ly/3nw9DWF ...
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Timeline Photos😷Struggling with isolation due to #COVID19? The VA COPES warmline is here for you and trained crisis counselors are available seven days a week.📱Call or text 877-349-6428📆Mon-Fri 9am-9pmSat-Sun 5pm-9pm#Virginia #MentalHealth ...
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Check out the #VaccinateVirginia Town Hall below.The Virginia Department of Health and medical experts from across the state joined 8News and anchor Juan Conde for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Dec. 16,... ...
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None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/about-vaccines/vaccine-myths.html ...
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