On January 6, 2021, Governor Northam announced eligible groups for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccination. Currently, Virginia is in Phase 1a which includes health care workers and people in long term care facilities. As the vaccines become more available, Virginia will move on to the other phases. An exact timeline is still to be determined.
Phase 1b will include first responders, childcare and K-12 teachers, front line essential workers in manufacturing, food and grocery, transit, postal, and adults over 65 years old.
Phase 1c will include essential workers in construction, transportation, food service, utilities, adults over 65 years old, and people ages 16-64 who have high risk medical conditions. Once these phases are complete, the vaccine will be offered to the general public (Phase 2).
The complete definition of Phase 1b and Phase 1c are available on the VDH Vaccine Page
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