The City of Williamsburg launched a dashboard on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that allows citizens to follow the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution.
The dashboard is an extension of the online hub launched in March that allowed the public to follow global, national, state, and local information and resources. It can be found by clicking on the main image on the city’s website at williamsburgva.gov.
“The City understands that now more than ever, information that is current and reliable is paramount,” City Manager Andrew O. Trivette said. “Being aware of the state vaccination process is how you can be informed. The newly revamped dashboard is a location where you can find much of the information you need and links to other sources for the information you want.”
The dashboard now includes a vaccine tracker for deployment in the Peninsula Health District, which includes the city, James City County, and York County; the data is aggregated from information provided by the Virginia Department of Health. In addition, the dashboard will include weekly updates with information specific to city residents.
The Jan. 8 update included a video with Larry Snyder, Williamsburg Fire Department’s deputy chief, who explained what is known about the deployment process and the vaccination status of the city’s EMTs and paramedics.
As Virginia moves through its phased distribution plan, city officials encourage citizens to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to the city’s dashboard, information on the vaccine and its deployment can be found at vdh.virginia.gov, cdc.gov, and riversideonline.com. To receive personal medical advice, citizens should contact their family doctors.