MAnnounce to the eye On Thursday, adults 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine on Wednesday, more than a week before the April 19 deadline previously set by the state. Virginia also announced that it will allow residents 16 and older to begin vaccination against Covid-19 on April 19, joining more than 40 states that have accelerated efforts to open the process to all adults as federal health officials. He warned of the possibility of a fourth outbreak of the Corona virus.
“The Covid-19 vaccine is a light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Ralph Northam said in a statement. “And this light is getting brighter every day, as more and more Virginia people are being vaccinated.”
Immunization efforts have accelerated in the United States, as states press to make more adults eligible, at the president’s call for rapid eligibility expansion.
Across the country, As of Thursday, an average of 2.9 million injections were given daily. According to data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 32 percent of Virginia’s total population has had at least one shot, which puts it in the top 20 states, according to a New York Times analysis of CDC data. About 17 percent of Virginia’s total population was fully vaccinated.