Dr. Morrow to provides vaccine distribution update in Roanoke City, Alleghany Health District

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Dr. Cynthia Morrow with the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts held a brief virtual briefing Monday afternoon on the status of the coronavirus vaccine distribution in the district.

In the briefing, Dr. Morrow affirmed that vaccine distribution in Phase 1b is moving forward.

“Vaccine demand is great … It’s going to take time and we have limited vaccine supply [to distribute]”, said Dr. Morrow.

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are following Governor Northam’s guidelines for vaccine distribution but Dr. Morrow is asking those who are in line for the vaccine in Phase 1b to be patient, be flexible and be kind with those who are working to distribute the vaccine to those who need it.

In Phase 1b, first responders are at the top of the list to receive the vaccine.

Those who are age 75 and older are also on the list to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b; however, if you are in this age group, you are asked to defer your vaccine until front-line workers receive the vaccine.

Watch the full news conference below.

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