Inside NOVA – The logistics and administration are being handled by companies that are experienced at emergency management: AshBritt Logistics and Innovative Emergency Management [IEM]. Vaccinations are delivered in a large, climate-controlled building with minimal wait. Johnson said it should take just 20 minutes from entry in the building to receive your vaccination, which is by appointment only. There are 44 registration stations, several of which are bilingual English and Spanish. Johnson said for someone who speaks another language, they are ready to assist. There are four translation stations, which have bright green monitors where visitors can select a language to speak live with a translator, whether it’s American Sign Language, Arabic, Urdu or Vietnamese.
Virginia Mercury – State health officials say they’re working to reconfigure vaccine distribution to match geographic demand after a walk-in clinic in Danville, which has already moved into phase 1c, was swamped by out-of-towners.
WUSA9 – The federal agency has authority to do this in all disaster situations. However, it wasn’t given the go-ahead until this month.
Miami’s Community News – As of this week, the State of Florida administered nearly 7 million vaccines, with nearly 5 million Floridians fully vaccinated. Those fully vaccinated have received either the 2-dose series vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer, or the 1-dose from Johnson & Johnson.
TC Palm – The new clinic is open daily to eligible Floridians with no appointment, but on a first-come, first-served basis until the daily allotment is gone.
Homeland Security Today – IEM, a tech-enabled global leader in disaster and crisis management consulting, announces the addition of two cornerstone members to the IEM Team. These hires will further the company’s growth as a leader in emergency management and homeland security.
Four major community vaccination clinics — including one at VSU — launch across Virginia to bridge divide in access
Richmond Times-Dispatch – Four large-scale vaccination centers are opening across Virginia to distribute doses to communities facing a heavy COVID-19 impact and barriers to vaccine access.
The Virginian Pilot – An overhauled vaccine program that will give out 5,000 shots per week at the Portsmouth Sportsplex — 3,500 more than the local health district could distribute — kicked off Tuesday.