The Greater Williamsburg Clinic, operating out of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, administered 1,008 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week for a total of 11,504 vaccinations since its opening on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
This week, the Peninsula’s six localities – Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson – joined with the Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts as well as Bon Secours, Riverside Health System, and Sentara Healthcare to create Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula. This collaboration puts these organizations under a unified command structure for the planning, execution, and communication of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The initiative will result in more expedient vaccine distribution, support for underserved community members, and clearer messaging about new eligibility and availability.
Peninsula leaders presented Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula to Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey during his visit to the Greater Williamsburg Clinic last week.
“We were glad to have the opportunity to present the plan to Secretary Carey last week as a preparatory step for increased vaccination availability,” said City Manager Andrew O. Trivette. “We believe this collaborative model will improve vaccine distribution, communication, and clinic operations along the Peninsula and could be deployed statewide.”
Also this week, the Virginia Department of Health announced that Federal Retail Pharmacy partners will expand within Phase 1b to offer vaccines to individuals who are 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions, as well as frontline essential workers. Individuals who are interested in getting vaccinated at a local pharmacy may visit VaccineFinder.org to find eligible pharmacy locations, hours, phone numbers and scheduling links where available.
We ask for your continued patience as we work toward administering vaccinations to more segments of the public. Though some Virginia health districts have moved into Phase 1C, the Peninsula Health District, which includes the City of Williamsburg, remains in Phase 1B.
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 Fridays. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found at williamsburgva.gov/covid19vaccine or at vdh.virginia.gov.
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.