According to the Virginia Department of Health, the total number of vaccinations confirmed in Virginia as of Friday was 481,550–this includes doses of the two vaccines that have been distributed across Virginia.
On the Eastern Shore, as of January 3rd, there have been 213 vaccinations in Accomack with 103 in Northampton.
A large difference between the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed and the number of doses administered is expected due to several factors. The vaccine is distributed in large quantities and should then be administered in clinics over the next 7-10 days. Additionally, healthcare providers report doses to Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) up to 72 hours after administration.
Doses Administered: Cumulative counts of COVID-19 vaccine doses (Moderna and Pfizer) administered as reported to VIIS since December 14, 2020. This number is updated from VIIS everyday.
New Vaccine Doses Administered: Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses (Moderna and Pfizer) administered the previous day and reported to VDH by 4am the day of report. As past VIIS reports are updated, the cumulative Doses Administered number will increase but it won’t be reflected in New Vaccine Doses Administered.
Doses Distributed: Cumulative counts of COVID-19 vaccine doses (Moderna and Pfizer) recorded as shipped in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) since December 13, 2020.
Note: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is sometimes a two-step process. A person will get one shot, or dose, of the vaccine. After 3-4 weeks, a person will need to get a second dose of the vaccine. Getting both doses of the vaccine is important. This will help the vaccine protect people from getting COVID-19 or becoming as sick if they do get COVID-19.