65+ and People with Underlying Health Conditions Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

(Jan. 14, 2021)

On Thursday, Virginia’s governor announced changes to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program.  Gov. Ralph Northam says people 65 years old and older are now in Phase 1b.  The Prince William Health District (Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park) is vaccinating residents who are in Phase 1a and Phase 1b.

Also, the governor says those people with underlying health conditions can now be vaccinated after being moved up into the Phase 1b group.  Both of these groups had been in Phase 1c but now are in Phase 1b.   The reason for the change is the new CDC guidance.

In-depth look at Virginia’s Phase 1a and Phase 1b:

VDH Phase 1a – https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/#phase1a

VDH Phase 1b- https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/01/Phase-1b-In-Depth.pdf


To watch the governor’s press conference from Thursday, Jan. 14 click here: