Prince William County’s first responders begin receiving Moderna vaccine | princewilliamtimes.com

Prince William County’s first responders begin receiving Moderna vaccine | princewilliamtimes.com

(Read full story: princewilliamtimes.com) –  Prince William County Emergency Medical Services staff began receiving the Moderna vaccine today, according to Prince William Health District Director Dr. Alison Ansher.

Prince William County received 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine last week, and the county’s EMS personnel will be the first county employees to receive the vaccine, Ansher said in an email Monday morning.

Prince William County Assistant Chief Fire Chief Matt Smolsky said Monday that some Prince William County Fire and Rescue System began receiving vaccinations this morning, including “volunteer and career members who have served or are serving in an operational role in the last 90 days.”

The Virginia Department of Health placed an order for about 140,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 50,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine two weeks ago, much of which has already started to be distributed throughout the commonwealth.

Sentara Healthcare system, which includes Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, received 11,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 14.

Virginia is planning for a weekly allocation of 100,000 doses of vaccine – about 50,000 doses of each type of vaccine – for the next few weeks, according to a Dec. 22 Virginia Department of Health press release. But the actual amount of vaccine received in Virginia is a moving target and is dependent on when and how quickly vaccination doses are manufactured, the statement said… (Continued)

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