About 3 million Virginians are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

Every Virginian who is 16 or older can now get vaccinated

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ROANOKE, Va. – About 3 million Virginians are now eligible to get their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Gov. Ralph Northam.

The expansion is helping the commonwealth reach new milestones in the fight against COVID-19.

Starting Sunday, every Virginian who is 16 or older can now schedule a time to get vaccinated.

However, Northam said there will still be a focus on some targeted communities.

“Our health districts will continue to prioritize our vulnerable populations,” Northam said in a video release.

Calling for a united effort, people like Will Cain said moving into this next phase might be a sign of the pandemic coming to an end.

“I think it’s going to get the community back to normal,” Cain said. “We’re going to be able to come out and do things. We’ll be able to see each other’s faces again.”

With more than five million shots administered so far, Northam said more than half of the adults in the commonwealth have already received their first dose.


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