Virginia Explains Vaccine Lag

Blames Slow Reporting

December 30, 2020 - 5:29 pm

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Richmond, Va. ( -  The Virginia Department of Health is blaming reporting lags for its own dashboard showing only 20% of Covid vaccines having been administered.  Director of Immunizations Christy Gray says the actual number is likely much higher.

Gray says administering 54,000 shots in this short a time is actually impressive.  Virginia is currently giving vaccine shots to frontline healthcare workers and nursing home residents.

Just Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden criticized the slow pace of vaccination.  Biden said it would take years to vaccinate the country at this pace.  He promised a "ramp-up" once he's in office in January.