New Kent County is currently in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccinations, and as the Virginia Department of Health’s availability of the COVID-19 vaccine increases, we will work with our local health district to move into other phases. We will be focusing on the prioritization strategies outlined by the Governor and as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). More information about who is eligible and what phase Virginia is in at any given time will be posted at www.vdh.virgnia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/. Residents can best stay informed through the media, on our website and Facebook pages, and by visiting VDH’s FAQs at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/.
The Virginia Department of Health has a brief screening questionnaire to help determine which phase of the vaccination campaign you fall in, based on your responses. At the end of the questionnaire, you are asked to provide your name, phone number and email address to be notified of your vaccine phase availability. Once your vaccine phase is available, you will be contacted by the VDH to verify your vaccine eligibility.
To access the questionnaire, click here: https://vdh.jebbit.com/amkwk6m1?L=Owned+Web&JC=Vaccine
New Kent County will also be opening a vaccination hotline soon for those with questions. More information on this is forthcoming next week.
While these vaccines are a light at the end of the tunnel, now is not the time to let down your guard. Everyone needs to continue to implement safe practices such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, and frequent hand hygiene.