VDH adds number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by federal agencies to state dashboard


FILE – This Jan. 24, 2021, file photo shows a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that the COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard will now reflect new data about vaccine distribution in the state.

The dashboard will now include federal doses administered in the total number and percentage of Virginians vaccinated, as well as the number and percentage of adults vaccinated, according to the VDH.

Previously, the vaccine dashboard reported just the number of vaccines administered by the federal government in Virginia in a separate tab of the Vaccine Summary dashboard.

On Wednesday, May 19, nearly 385,000 federal doses administered by the Department of Defense, Veterans Health Administration, Bureau of Prisons, and Indian Health Service were added to the totals for Virginia.

The federal doses will not be reflected in the locality or demographic data because the federal government does not provide states those details.

The VDH also added new metrics that show the number and percentage of people 18 years and older who are vaccinated to the vaccine summary dashboard. Virginians can now track the state’s progress toward President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults receiving at least a first vaccine dose by July 4.

“Virginia has made tremendous progress toward meeting its vaccination goals. We understand the importance of complete and detailed reporting of our vaccination efforts, and we continue to seek out ways to improve the information provided to make it easy to understand where we stand.”

Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia state vaccination coordinator

To learn more about COVID-19 in Virginia and the Commonwealth’s efforts during the pandemic, visit the VDH website.

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