Roanoke City, Alleghany Health Districts see steady flow of COVID-19 vaccine doses

COVID- 19 vaccine doses are coming in steady for the Roanoke Health District according to health officials. Roanoke Health District Director Dr. Cynthia Morrow says vaccines are coming each week to the Roanoke Health District.
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“In the beginning, we were asked to consider what part of phase 1A we were in and how many people we thought were in that,” Dr. Morrow said. “So, we were actually submitting numbers to the state. Now, it’s a per population distribution.”
Dr. Morrow says the district gets 3,150 doses each week. She says all districts in the state should be getting the proper amount for their population size.

When they get them, the district will determine where those doses will go. Dr. Morrow says her department is sending shipments to health centers and local pharmacies to vaccinate vulnerable communities in the district.

Morrow says with Johnson and Johnson requesting emergency authorization for its vaccine will help expand their efforts to get everyone vaccinated.

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