“There’s a firm percentage of the population out there that lives within 10 miles of a Walmart in West Virginia, as well as all across the country. So it’s another great addition to our vaccination program – it’s going to be big.” said Hoyer.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced Virginia will receive $79,907,625 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support 26 community health centers across the commonwealth.
In the Central Shenandoah Health District, vaccinations are continuing as they have expanded the categories of people eligible. They were able to vaccinate 4,500 people in the district last week, bringing the total vaccinations to over 40,000.
In our series on “Bridging the Great Health Divide” we examine at the pandemic’s role in deepening the crisis, and the bridges people in our communities are building to bring hope to those who need it most.
A challenging year for students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine brought a moment of celebration. The third Friday in March is Match Day, when students who are preparing to graduate learn where they are heading for residency training.
After four months on a ventilator and stays in a couple of hospitals, a man from Laurel County has won his fight against COVID-19. Friday morning, he was finally able to head home from Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
Rockbridge County leased an empty retail store just outside Lexington to give them a bigger, open location they could leave set up, as more vaccines come into the Central Shenandoah Health District, allowing them to run larger clinics.
The maternal health provisions would make it easier for states to cover new mothers for a full year by cutting the time and paperwork needed to obtain approval from Washington under Medicaid, as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has arrived in the Central Shenadoah Health District. That’s let them vaccinate more people, including a recent clinic for 3,000 vaccine recipients, allowing the health district to pass the 30,000 vaccination level.