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Posted on: February 13, 2021

City of Williamsburg COVID-19 Vaccination Update – Feb. 13, 2021

The Greater Williamsburg Clinic, operating out of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, administered 766 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week for a total of 4,210 vaccinations since its opening on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

This week the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) took over the scheduling for the Greater Williamsburg Clinic, drawing from Peninsula Health District’s pre-registration list for people aged 65 and older. This subgroup of Phase 1B of VDH’s phased distribution system will be prioritized for all first-dose appointments in the coming weeks. Note: VDH is contacting people in Phase 1B who have pre-registered on the Peninsula Health District website; this pre-registration system will be down for maintenance between Saturday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 16, when a new statewide pre-registration system will launch.

The Greater Williamsburg Clinic continues to be staffed by City of Williamsburg and James City County employees, including Williamsburg Regional Library personnel. The vaccinations continue to be administered by local EMTs and paramedics, as well as Virginia Medical Reserve Corps members, including school nurses.

We ask for your continued patience as we work toward administering vaccinations to more segments of the general public. For questions about vaccine distribution in Greater Williamsburg, call the information line at 877-724-1954; it is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found at williamsburgva.gov/covid19vaccine or at vdh.virginia.gov.

The Peninsula’s city managers, county administrators, and emergency managers are working with VDH to ensure vaccinations are available to more residents as soon as possible.

The City of Williamsburg has posted its weekly vaccination update to its online hub, which collects the latest coronavirus information and visual data. This data includes the number of vaccinations administered at the Greater Williamsburg Clinic. Updates include:

  • As the Greater Williamsburg Clinic begins to administer first-dose vaccines to people aged 65 and older, it will also receive second-dose vaccines for those who received their first dose at the clinic since its January opening. The clinic will continue to receive shipments of second-dose vaccines in accordance with the number of people who received their first dose at the clinic.
  • Williamsburg Fire Chief David Eagle and City Manager Andrew Trivette provided an update on the clinic and vaccine distribution in the Greater Williamsburg area during this week’s City Council meeting. Watch the discussion.
  • CVS Pharmacy began administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 36 locations in Virginia, including one in Williamsburg. CVS is prioritizing people who are aged 65 and older. Vaccines are offered by appointment only; walk-ins are not allowed. People must schedule their appointments in advance at CVS.com, through CVS Pharmacy app, or by calling a customer service number at 800-746-7287. Please note that appointments fill up quickly.
  • City staff continue to telework, to the extent possible, through Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Learn more about how the city is serving the public as staff teleworks.

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