Deputy County Administrator Jim Taylor told the Board of Supervisors on March 10 that almost 12,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccination have been administered to county residents in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of shots given to Hanover residents to 31,348. An estimated 11,263 people in Hanover in Hanover have been fully vaccinated, about double the number from Taylor’s last report to the Board two weeks ago.
With the availability of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the County is now receiving additional doses of vaccine through the Chickahominy Health District, which includes Hanover. Hanover’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the former Food Lion Building in the Ashland Junction Shopping Center had enough vaccine last week to operate for Monday through Saturday for the first time.
Last week the clinics being offered by the Chickahominy Health District at Randolph-Macon College were moved to the Ashland Junction location as well.
Appointments are offered by the Health Department. Each clinic offers one type of vaccine at a time. Taylor told the Board that people are offered an appointment for either the Johnson & Johnson (one shot) or the Moderna vaccine (two shots) and they can accept or decline that appointment. If they decline because they favor the other vaccination, their name will be moved to the top of the other list (they don’t have to start over).
This week the central Virginia health districts opened up the process to all 1b groups, including frontline essential workers. Taylor estimated that it may take about three months to administer the vaccine to all Hanover residents who want it.
Ashland District Supervisor Faye Prichard emphasized that all seven members of the Board have made this their Number One priority. “The County has committed tremendous resources to this project,” she said, including efforts from both staff and volunteers. But the County has no control over the number of vaccination doses it is provided.
See this page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations and much more information.
Here is the state’s website for pre-registration and other information. The state’s call center number is 1-877-VAX-IN VA (877-829-4682). The County’s COVID-19 call center number is 365-3240.
Virginia's COVID-19 Vaccine Summary page.