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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused

The Virginia Department of Health has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:48 pm


State officials urging vaccines, vigilance 

As Virginia enters Phase 2 of its vaccination campaign and more than three million more state residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:23 pm


P.1 variant found in Virginia

Two cases of the P.1 variant of COVID-19 have been identified by the Virginia Department of Health, including one in the Eastern Region. The state ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:19 pm


Vaccine eligibility expands in Western Tidewater, state

The Western Tidewater Health District has moved to Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccinations, following other localities in Hampton Roads and around the state. It also ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:57 pm


By mid-April, all over 16 eligible for vaccine in Virginia

Anyone 16 and up will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 18, Gov. Ralph Northam announced. He made the announcement as the ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:50 pm


Governor relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

In the race between vaccines and variants in Virginia, no victor has emerged, though the state is among the national notables in the number of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:44 pm


Schools to have option of in-person graduation ceremonies

Colleges and school divisions across the state will have the option to hold indoor or outdoor graduations, according to new guidance issued by Gov. Ralph ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:02 pm


State making progress on vaccinations

Gov. Ralph Northam said any testing on COVID-19 vaccinations for children would not be complete until at least this fall or possibly next winter, even ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:27 pm


COVID-19 patients keeping area ICUs busy

In a normal year, about five million people are admitted into hospital intensive care units, and on average, they are about two-thirds full, according to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:18 pm


Governor to ease restrictions on gatherings, announces new pharmacies for vaccines

Citing improving COVID-19 health metrics, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he would lift some restrictions on outdoor gatherings beginning March 1 as he also announced ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:54 pm

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